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Who Is Protocol?
Our Mission

Technology is no longer just an industry; it’s a global power center with the sweep and impact of any nation’s capital. At Protocol, we cover it like one.

Protocol is a new media company from the publisher of POLITICO. We focus on the people, power and politics of tech, with no agenda and just one goal: to arm decision-makers in tech, business and public policy with the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis they need to navigate a world in rapid change.

Our Values

Protocol’s core values are more than just words; they are how we live and build our team and organization.

Fairness: We are committed to fair, unbiased and ethical journalism.

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all of our actions and choices.

Inclusion: We welcome and are an ally to diversity in all its forms, from race, gender, age, orientation and national origin to skills, beliefs, lifestyles and personal experiences.

Collaboration: We assume good intentions of our teammates and foster a climate of flexibility, creativity, urgency and humor.

Growth Mindset: We embrace ambition, disruption and sustainable business models to ensure our team’s professional trajectory.

Our Journalism

Protocol produces the unbiased, fact-based news and analysis that decision-makers in tech, business and public policy need to navigate a world in rapid change. Our work centers around:

  • The existential struggles between the disruptors and the disrupted;
  • The fight for power and influence within the tech industry;
  • The ongoing clash of tech giants and government regulators; and
  • The profound questions surrounding tech’s influence on people and the planet.

If you’ve got news we should cover, tell us at And if you ever have questions, concerns or ideas about our journalism, please reach out to

Our China Tech Focus

China is fast becoming the world's technology superpower, and understanding tech means understanding China. For good or ill, the choices China makes, and the development of its innovation ecosystem, will shape how we interact with our devices, with each other, with our government and with the world. Protocol's new China team will help you navigate this new order’s promises and challenges.

Our journalists will report on the intersection of technology and policy in the world's largest country – and the impact China has on the U.S. tech industry. Our research unit will deliver our sophisticated partners a differentiated look at Chinese technology they can't get anywhere else. Sign up here to learn more about our China project and receive our upcoming China Tech newsletter in January.

Our Products

We partner with aligned organizations that wish to bring their thought-leadership and messages to a business, tech, and policy-maker audience through the sponsorships of Protocol’s newsletters, Braintrust, brand content, and live and virtual events. For more information on how to partner, please contact

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Our Team
Our Careers

Ready to help build a new company and high-impact publication? Protocol has team members working in Silicon Valley, Portland, New York, Washington and London.

We value each team member. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career advancement.

Open Positions

In addition, we are always interested in talking to senior business and tech reporters, as well as partnership development leaders. Please send resumes to

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