Some of you may have heard the news already: as of March 10, I’m moving to the Washington Post to write a blog about the politics of culture for the paper’s opinion section. My last day here will be March 6. I have loved working at ThinkProgress for the past three years, having editor in chief Judd Legum and our sports reporter Travis Waldron, among many, many other people, as colleagues, has been a remarkable experience. But I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring some of the ideas we’ve been exploring together for three years (and in the case of those who read me before ThinkProgress, for the last five years) to a new audience, and to a space that’s traditionally been focused on politics.
To answer a basic question, yes, my work will be behind the Post’s paywall. But it’s not terribly expensive for everything that’s behind it, and if you need to get a taste of what life is going to be like at the Post first, you get twenty stories a month before the meter kicks in–and links that come in through social media or search engines don’t count towards that total. To make the transition as smooth as possible, I’ll provide a URL to you all as soon as I’ve got one for purposes of bookmarking and RSS feeds. And don’t worry about missing the announcement. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you can do that here, and I’m on Tumblr, and Facebook here. I’m even on Ask.fm if there’s any inquiry you’d like to send me privately.
And ThinkProgress will continue its dedication to culture coverage. The job listing is up here, and if you have questions about the work, please don’t hesitate to ping me on any of those mediums I’ve just listed. ThinkProgress is a remarkable place to work, and whoever gets to sit in my chair will have wonderful support and resources. Please apply.