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The Information’s founder and editor-in-chief Jessica Lessin. Photo: Bobby Longoria/Getty Images for SXSW

The Information is launching a new section called "The Information Weekend," that will offer long-form coverage of lifestyle and trend reporting.

Why it matters: It's a departure from The Information's mostly business-focused breaking news content.

  • While The Information does publish some features right now, the new section is meant to provide lighter content that's focused on lifestyle trends.

The new team will be led by Jon Steinberg, former editor-in-chief of San Francisco magazine and senior editor at New York magazine, who will serve as editor.

  • Josh Duboff, formerly of Vanity fair, will serve as a contributing editor. Annie Goldsmith, previously a writer for Town & Country magazine, will report for the tech section. Journalist and researcher Emily Dreyfuss will author a regular column on modern parenting in the digital age.

The section will focus on trends and lifestyle news via longer features that are meant to be witty, fun and practical.

  • New stories will publish every Friday and are meant to serve as softer weekend reads for The Information's audience of mostly business and technology executives.
  • In the first edition out Friday afternoon, one story includes a feature on celebrities' kids souring on TikTok.
  • The content will have a dedicated section on The Information's site and will have its own newsletter.

The big picture: It's the latest product expansion from The Information, the subscription-based business and tech publication owned and launched by media veteran Jessica Lessin.

  • Lessin told Axios earlier this week that the company is launching a newsletter network that will expand its current newsletter portfolio to more outside voices across a variety of topic areas that don't necessarily have to be focused on business or tech.

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Hackers access personal data of Planned Parenthood patients in Los Angeles

Planned Parenthood offices in Burbank, Calif. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Hackers breached the personal information of 400,000 Planned Parenthood patients in Los Angeles between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17, according to a spokesperson for the organization.

Why it matters: In letters sent out to victims of the breach, the reproductive health center said hackers gained access to files containing their names and "one or more of the following: address, insurance information, date of birth, and clinical information, such as diagnosis, procedure, and/or prescription information."

Women politicians are under siege

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Kevin Dietsch, Stefani Reynolds, and Alex Wong/Getty Images

Women in Congress feel besieged and singled-out amid surging threats against lawmakers at all levels, with some frustrated more hasn't been done to halt the trend.

Why it matters: As record numbers of American women are being elected to public office, their growing political power is being met with death and rape threats, sexist and racist abuse and online disinformation. Collectively, it's discouraged women from running for office.

New report hits DOJ over lack of police shooting data

Demonstrations followed the shooting of Dijon Kizzee by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies in 2020. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

A new government accountability report says the Department of Justice failed to consistently publish an annual summary of police excessive force data from 2016 to 2020, as required by federal law.

Why it matters: The data is crucial for the DOJ to monitor excessive force cases, and used to investigate law enforcement agencies with patterns of abuse. The DOJ can pivot off it to pursue court action to force reforms.