The Washington Post today announces it will launch a new blog called ‘The Switch’ on July 29 which will focus on technology policy and feature in-depth news, analysis and insight on issues like NSA surveillance, patent trolls, broadband networks, and much more. Post tech writer Tim Lee will anchor the blog with support from new hires Andrea Peterson and Brian Fung. In addition to the regular bloggers, The Switch will feature contributions from The Post’s current tech reporters: Cecilia Kang, Craig Timberg and Hayley Tsukayama.

“The tech industry and Washington are more entwined now than ever before. The Post is uniquely positioned to cover this evolving relationship, helping users understand the hot button issues and how they might be affected by changing policies,” said Greg Schneider, National Economy and Business Editor at The Post.

All three bloggers bring a strong background and expertise to this subject. Tim Lee joined The Post this spring from Ars Technica, where he covered technology policy for the last two years. Andrea Peterson was previously at ThinkProgress, where she led technology policy coverage. Brian Fung comes to The Post via the Atlantic Media Company, where he spent the last year and a half helping to launch Quartz, the company's new online business publication; editing the health and international channels at; and covering tech for its sister site, National Journal.

To see The Post’s full coverage of the technology industry, visit: