Editor-at-large Robert Buderi has been named editor of Technology Review, MIT's award-winning magazine of innovation, effective May 24, publisher Bruce Journey has announced.
Buderi, author of "Engines of Tomorrow" (2000) and "The Invention That Changed the World" (1996), replaces John Benditt, who has been the publication's chief knowledge officer and editor-in-chief since 1997.
"John Benditt has been an instrumental leader and visionary in the Technology Review organization," Journey said. "His enormous contributions to our editorial product, as well as those of the team he recruited and led, have had significant impact on our growth and success. John is a distinguished journalist and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
Buderi has been with Technology Review since 2000. In addition to the two books, he has written for many major magazines, including The Economist, Science, Nature and Atlantic Monthly. He was technology editor of BusinessWeek from 1990-92.
Buderi, a Vannevar Bush Fellow in 1986-87, serves on the advisory committee for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships and on the Humanities Visiting Committee, as a presidential appointee. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Davis and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arizona at Tucson.
"John Benditt has left a great legacy--a great magazine and a great staff," said Buderi. "He also set a tone of continuous evolution and improvement. I look forward to building on that foundation, extending both the quality and impact of Technology Review."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 5, 2002.