Chris Taylor (journalist)

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Chris Taylor
Liverpool, England

Chris Taylor (born in Liverpool, England) is a journalist who has served as the San Francisco correspondent for TIME magazine, and as senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine. He received his primary education in the small northeastern town of Chester-le-Street, going on to read history at Merton College, Oxford. Taylor gained an interest in journalism after editing Cherwell, the university's student newspaper, and writing a controversial column in The Oxford Student.

Prior to 1996, Taylor interned and freelanced at several London-based and Glasgow-based newspapers and magazines including The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Express, The Sun, Time Out, and the British edition of GQ.

He moved to the United States in 1996, and joined TIME in 1997 as a senior news writer for Time Daily. In his first year, he spearheaded the magazine's online coverage of Princess Diana's sudden death and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Taylor has covered major events in the digital world for the magazine, such as the Napster case and the decline of the dotcoms. He often writes about new products from a consumer's perspective for TIME's "Personal Technology" column, such as the headaches of installing Windows XP and Mac OS X. He is especially passionate about PC and video games, and wrote the first ever games reviews in TIME's Arts and Media section, as well as visiting the sets of Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy.

He is a 1997 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

He edited and contributed as an author to Drama in the Desert: The Sights and Sounds of Burning Man (ISBN 0972178902), a 2002 book about the annual Burning Man arts festival, held in the Nevada Desert.[1]

In February 2003, TIME hosted "The Future of Life Summit", in Monterey, California. Along with Ralph Merkle, Taylor hosted the "Nanotech and Nanomedicine" segment.

In the June 6, 2005, issue of TIME, he wrote "It's a Wiki, Wiki World", an article credited by some[who?] as an important contribution to the increasing popularity of Wikipedia.

In 2014, he authored, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (ISBN 1480532525).

See also[edit]

Star Wars, a media franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas


  1. ^ "Project Credits". Drama in the Desert. Retrieved 2010-06-04.

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