On the home news front
Fans of announcements, this post is for you.
After three and a half years hanging my hat at the Washington Post Express, I’ve decided to make a move to TMG Custom Media, where I’ll be doing some really cool social media/curation work for one of their upcoming publications. It’s gonna be fun.
Had a lot of fun at Express — and made a lot of great friends. (And to the bemusement of Adam Sapiro, made a lot of bad puns.) Newspapers have been good to me over the past eight years. But it feels like a good time to head in a different direction. I start in a few weeks.
And yes, ShortFormBlog is staying put. Trust me. :)
You read it here first. Thanks to everyone that made my time at Express awesome. *end scene*
To be clear, SFB’s staying put. Posting may follow a different schedule in a few weeks, but figured it was worth letting you guys know. If we do this right, you won’t even notice. *magic* — Ernie @ SFB
18:45 // 1 year ago
McArdle, who is currently on book leave, has blogged about business and economics for the Atlantic since 2007. In August, she will start as special correspondent on economics, business, and public policy at Newsweek/Daily Beast, based out of their Washington, D.C., bureau.
McArdle joins Newsweek/Daily Beast as it slowly but surely continues to expand its roster of prominent bloggers — including, most recently, conservative columnist David Frum, who joined in January — and as the website has seen its highest traffic numbers since launching in 2008 (it received 12.7 million unique visitors in May, according to internal data.)
This is the second big-time blogger the company has poached from The Atlantic — the first was Andrew Sullivan, who has written a number of cover stories for the magazine, most infamously this one. In The Atlantic’s defense, they’re also seeing some record traffic numbers and scoring some big hires.
11:04 // 1 year ago
Just ”The Dish” now. No “The Daily Dish.” Still worth a read, no matter the masthead. (Maybe they took it out because “The Daily Dish on The Daily Beast” might be a tad bit annoying to say?) Though we stand behind our prior LeBron-to-the-Heat comment.
11:00 // 2 years ago