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Type of site
OwnerCondé Nast
EditorSteven Levy

Backchannel is an online magazine that publishes in-depth stories on technology-related news. Numerous prominent journalists have been recruited to write for the site, including Steven Levy,[1] Andrew Leonard,[2] Susan P. Crawford,[3] Virginia Heffernan,[4] Doug Menuez,[5] Peter Diamandis,[6] Jessi Hempel, and many others. In addition, Backchannel has interviewed many notable figures, such as Demis Hassabis[7][8] of Google DeepMind and Orrin Hatch[9] of the Republican Party.


Backchannel began as an in-house publication on the Medium website. In 2016, Backchannel was purchased by Condé Nast.[10] In 2017, it was announced [11] that Backchannel would be moving off Medium and be hosted by Wired, while remaining editorially independent.


  1. ^ Levy, Steven. "Will the New Congress Pass a Tech Agenda? Orrin Hatch Says Yes".
  2. ^ Leonard, Andrew (25 November 2014). "All William Gibson's Futures".
  3. ^ Susan, Crawford. "From Phone Booths to Hot Spots".
  4. ^ Virginia, Heffernan (14 November 2014). "#Scrabblegate".
  5. ^ Doug, Menuez (30 October 2014). "Pictures from a Revolution".
  6. ^ Diamandis, Peter (16 October 2015). "Why I Implanted an RFID Tag in My Hand".
  7. ^ "The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis".
  8. ^ "Techsily". Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Will the New Congress Pass a Tech Agenda? Orrin Hatch Says Yes".
  10. ^ Levy, Steven. "There is One Story. We're Still On It". Wired.
  11. ^ Thompson, Nicholas. "Thrilled that @backchnnl will soon be coming on board".