The WIRED team has been working from home since March 13. It’s been business as usual as we ensure that our readers receive considered, expert coverage of the coronavirus crisis.
As well as our exhaustive and authoritative coverage of the pandemic online, our journalism is also available in print. At a time when people are being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible to save lives, we’d be thrilled if you can share some of your time with us as we continue to examine the horizon to understand what’s coming next. If you value the types of stories and information WIRED publishes, please do consider purchasing a subscription – currently just £12 for a year for a limited time only.
In these extraordinary times, there are so many important stories to tell. Communicating remotely, we’ve examined why unprecedented state intervention in the economy could be bringing universal basic income closer, detailed the tragic reality of how people are dying, investigated the conspiracy theory linking the disease to 5G, and explained why mathematical modelling can’t tell us when lockdown will end. This week, among other stories, we’ve published a scoop regarding the government’s new coronavirus app and how it will impact the amount of time you spend outside, and reported on the challenging nature of developing antibody tests.
We’ll continue to cover this fast-moving story in real-time, but we won’t be neglecting the types of stories that WIRED has always published: our mission remains to understand the forces on the horizon – in technology, business, science, design, health and the multiple other areas we cover – that are shaping the world, and explain what that means for you.
And, while the team will continue to work hard to ensure fresh, insightful coverage of the crisis over the weeks and months, we also know that there are many other important stories to tell beyond the virus, and we’ll continue to do that in what remains the cornerstone of what we do: our multi-award winning magazine.
WIRED has always been optimistic about the future and we believe, now more than ever, that the innovators, mavericks and original thinkers we write about in each issue have a powerful contribution to make as we grapple with the affects of the coronavirus crisis and implement change for the better.
We also continue to believe passionately in the power and importance of longform journalism. We’re one of just a handful of UK titles that still routinely publish features at lengths of up to five thousand words. Our belief is that WIRED readers have an appetite for significant stories told at length through detailed reporting and elegant writing.
More than that, WIRED still invests in original photography – our art team has won multiple major industry awards over the past decade for its bold, fresh use of graphic design and photography, which is best showcased in a lavish print product. It’s not unusual for a single issue to feature photography from four different continents.
This reflects our truly international perspective, which is highlighted both in the global nature of the stories we choose to cover and ongoing projects, such as our guide to Europe’s leading startups: produced annually, we despatch reporters to identify the companies and founders making an impact on ten key cities across the continent.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we offer expert gear guides to help you make better decisions about what you buy, and practical advice from entrepreneurs and business leaders on how to perform at the highest level and maximise your potential.
We’ll be here in the coming weeks and months in print, web, podcasts, video and online briefings as we tell stories about what happens after we emerge from this unprecedented period in history.
Over the past decade, WIRED has built an incredible community of people who are driving positive change in the world. We remain hopeful and – yes – excited about what’s coming next and would be delighted if you join us on the journey.
Greg Williams is WIRED’s editor-in-chief. He tweets from @GregWilliams718
Coronavirus coverage from WIRED
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