Author Archives: rm


My specialties: Deep reporting. Making complicated subjects comprehensible. Providing crucial information, insight and analysis that other reporters might overlook or miss. Clear writing. Editing that emphasizes structure, rhythm, accuracy, lucidity. 2016-present – Autos & Advanced Mobility beat, Los Angeles Times. 2014-2016 – Technology Editor, Los Angeles Times. 2008-2013 – Stories for Kaiser Health News in […]

Selected Stories

My Los Angeles Times stories are here. A somewhat random selection of my earlier reporting and writing work: Men’s Journal: The Last Great American Car Guy Fortune: The Little Aircraft Company That Could Strategy + Business: Energy Without the Hot Air Conde Nast Portfolio: Michael Dell speaks Conde Nast Portfolio: Eric Schmidt speaks Fortune: Lula! […]


I also write for others. Below are two chapters I recently ghostwrote for a book about computer history, ‘Making the World Work Better’, published in June 2011. Connecting Sensing