I’m gratified by my 14-month partnership with the Guardian and am particularly proud of what we achieved together over the last five months. Reporting the NSA story has never been easy, but it’s always been invigorating and fulfilling. It’s exactly why one goes into journalism and, in my view, is what journalism at its crux is about. That doesn’t mean that the journalists and editors who have worked on this story have instantly agreed on every last choice we faced, but it does mean that, on the whole, I leave with high regard for the courage and integrity of the people with whom I’ve worked and pride in the way we’ve reported this story.Glenn Greenwald says goodbye to The Guardian Thursday. Having been there for only 14 months, he heads over to a new endeavor with a pre-launch blog here. I, myself, am very excited to see how this will all end up. Also like how Greenwald ended his column with a call to action, “I hope everyone who believes in basic press freedoms will defend those journalistic outlets when they are under attack – all of them – regardless of how much one likes or does not like them.”
And [fallout from the book] will hit Christie first. Halperin and Heilemann make abundant use of a vice-presidential vetting file dropped into their hands by someone in Romney’s orbit to illuminate secrets about the governor. Delivering the documents to the authors was a stunning breach of political decorum that can only be read as a giant middle finger at Christie and his aides.
Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The book comes out Nov. 5. (via andrewgraham)
I will obviously buy and read this book, but just further proof that mark halperin has an air of dick about him, the UK kindle edition costs £17.99! FFS
"It’s a book that will launch a thousand listicles."
Pretty much every solution we have seen for investigative reporting over the last five years has been about non-profits. The argument has been that private money will not fund investigative reporting, so philanthropy has to step in.The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Andrew Donohue • Discussing the current status of investigative journalism. Donohue’s point is taken into sharp relief by Pierre Omidyar’s decision to fund Glenn Greenwald’s journalism startup for $250 million—a sum that instantly puts the paper in the league of The Washington Post, a product that the eBay founder almost bought himself before Jeff Bezos swooped in. The Guardian, where Greenwald has worked in recent years, has a great profile on Omidyar.