About Alex Kidman

Contact Alex Kidman

Email: alexkidman@alexkidman.com

Alex Kidman (that would be me, last time I checked) is an Australian freelance technology journalist.

I started working as a tech journalist back in 1998, which means I’ve clocked up over two decades working in the IT journalism industry. In that time I’ve worked or written for just about every significant technology masthead in the country, and plenty of international publications and sites as well.

I’ve primarily worked in consumer IT, but I’ve also written security and small business technology articles across a range of topics, as well as consulting work for technology firms, press release writing and content creation work.

I’m a former editor at ZDNet Australia, CNET Australia, GameSpot, Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia and finder.com.au.

I’ve also written heavily for the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, News.com.au, The Courier Mail, the ABC, GadgetGuy.com.au, Techly, Atomic, MacWorld Australia, PC User, TechLife, TechRadar, CRN, PC World Australia, Good Gear Guide and many more.

I make frequent radio and television appearances. You can catch me every week on ABC Radio across regional Victoria every Tuesday with Jo Printz talking the week’s technology topics.

I’m also the co-host of Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, a weekly technology podcast with Adam Turner. Each week we speak to Australia’s leading technology industry journalists to get the stories behind the news of the week.

If you’re looking for well-written work delivered to a deadline from one of Australia’s leading technology journalists, drop me a line.

One quick explainer: You may have also heard of Angus Kidman. He’s my brother, also a technology journalist and currently Editor-In-Chief at Finder. We are not the same person, but just about everyone in PR will mistake one of us for the other at some point in time.

Career

1998-2001: Australian Personal Computer Magazine, Reviews Editor

2001-2003: ZDNet Australia Reviews Editor

2003: GameSpot Australia Editor

2004: CNET.com.au founding Editor

2004-2011: Freelance Journalist

2011-2012: Gizmodo Australia Editor

2012-2015: Freelance Journalist

2014-2015: PC Mag Australia Editor

2015-2019: finder.com.au Tech & Telco Editor

2019-: Freelance Journalist

Awards and commendations

Over 21 years, and more than a few journalism awards, I’ve been nominated many times — and won more than a few too!

1999: Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (apcmag.com)
1999:
 Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (newswire.com.au)
2003:
 Finalist & Highly Commended, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Technology Media Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2004:
 Winner: Best Technology Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2005:
 Winner: Best Business Technology Title (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2006:
Finalist, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2007: 
Highly Commended, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2008: 
Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2009: Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Columnist, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
2010: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2011: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist Microsoft IT Journalist Awards, Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2012: Finalist, Best Reviewer, Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Best Video Program, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2013: Finalist, Best Columnist and Best Consumer Technology Journalist, IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Consumer Technology Journalist
2014: Finalist, Best Columnist, Best Technical Journalist and Best Reviewer IT Journalist Awards
Highly commended: Best reviewer
2015: Finalist,Best Columnist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist,  Best Reviewer, MasterCard IT Journalism Awards
Highly Commended: Best Reviewer
2016: Finalist: Best Reviewer, Best Technical Journalist, Best Columnist, IT Journalist Awards
2016: Finalist: Best consumer technology journalist, best reviewer
Winner:  Best reviewer
2017: Finalist:
Best reviewer, best technical journalist, IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best dressed (no, really!)
2018: Finalist: Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Best Reviewer, Best Technical Journalist, Best Columnist, IT Journalist Awards
2019: Finalist: Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Best Telecommunications Journalist, Best Reviewer,Best Columnist, Best Technical Journalist
Winner: Best Technical Journalist


Books

If you favour fiction over technical writing, I’ve also written a couple of books, available for e-readers everywhere.

There’s Sharksplosion, a very silly B-Movie that is everything you’d expect with a title like that:

Buy Sharksplosion on Amazon Kindle

Buy Sharksplosion iBooks

Buy Sharksplosion from Smashwords


Fifty Two is a collection of fifty two short stories written over the span of a year:

Buy Fifty Two on Amazon Kindle

Buy Fifty Two iBooks.

Buy Fifty Two from Smashwords


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