It’s Official: I’m moving from Newsweek/The Daily Beast to Bloomberg View

I’ll be blogging here sporadically until July 15th (check the sidebar to subscribe via RSS or email).  But not too much, because I’ve got to copy edit my book, The Up Side of Down, which will be coming out from Viking in early 2014.  Curious about the book?  Don’t worry: by the time I’m done shamelessly promoting it, you will know everything you wanted to know about the book, and then some.

Also, we’re taking our first real vacation since our honeymoon, driving through southeastern Virginia to see all the tooooorist sites.

Then I’ll be on to Bloomberg View, where I’ll be blogging about . . . you guessed it, economics and public policy.  I’m very sad to leave so many great colleagues and editors at Newsweek/The Daily Beast.  But I’m very excited to be joining Bloomberg, whose core focus is the kind of business and economics reporting that I focus on.  They’ve promised me access to a terminal.

Fun fact:  I installed what were, as far as I know, the very first Open Bloomberg terminals in private hands, at Sumitomo’s World Trade Center offices.  This was way back in the mid-1990s, and they had Windows 95–Japanese version.  A nice woman in the office translated the warnings and error messages, since I couldn’t read them.  Translated from the Japanese, it sounded like this:  “The computer is very angry.”  Somehow, we got it done anyway.

So returning to Bloomberg is sort of like coming full circle, while moving forward.  That will give you a nice paradox to chew on while I’m on vacation.

17 thoughts on “It’s Official: I’m moving from Newsweek/The Daily Beast to Bloomberg View

  1. Megan, congrats on the move…I followed you from site to site since 2001, happy to follow once again, and look forward to more great writing.

  2. Good luck, I look forward to reading your work, wherever it’s published! If you are passing through Norfolk, you should visit Doumar’s, a classic drive-in with great burgers, bbq and milkshakes. If you’re near Williamsburg and in the mood for something weird, I highly recommend President’s Park.

  3. Good. I certainly won’t miss all the suggested stories at DB about the porn industry. Or do those come up because google is telling them about those searches?!

    Good luck. And hey, I just got a new job too, after 10 years of self employment.

  4. Hi Megan. I was going to comment on TDB, but then remembered I don’t comment on your stories anymore because I hate that entire site and don’t have an account. I love *you*, but I can’t stand the site.

    I certainly hope this change is one you’ll enjoy, and brings you riches, fame, etc. Frankly, I thought your content was better at the Atlantic–though I can’t say exactly how; just a feeling that there was a slightly unpleasant editorial slant overlaid on your earlier writing–but you’ve always been prominent on my RSS feed. I look forward to discovering your next iteration.

    Enjoy your vacation!

  5. Hooray! Between the comment-issues at the Daily Beast, and the annoying pop-ups (If I’m reading McArdle, then no, I probably DON’T want to read about Kim Kardashian’s latest sexcapade!), I’ll be glad to never go back there again!

  6. If you want a tour of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility while you’re touring SE VA, let me know. I’ve greatly enjoyed (and learned from) your blog over the years and would be happy to repay you in some small way.

  7. If you find yourself in Suffolk, do stop by Herb’s BBQ, along Rte 13 about a half-dozen miles north of the North Carolina border. Best darn BBQ in Virginia.
    Good luck with your final edits, and let us know when we can pre-book it on amazon.

  8. Best of luck at Bloomberg. As someone who has been reading your blog since janegalt.net, I’ll update my links and continue reading.

  9. TDB always did leave a “What’s a smart girl like you doing in a place like this” taste in my keyboard. Glad to see you moving upward.

  10. Congratulations on your new job! You’ve been my favorite blogger for about as long as I’ve been reading blogs. I’ll keep following you to new sites, and am kind of glad that the Daily Beast phase is over …

    By the way, thinking about the ‘old days’ when I first began reading your blog made me wonder about Mindles H. Dreck. Is his current blog Tantalizing Linkage?

  11. Congratulations and best wishes.

    It will be a joy to not have to visit TDB to read your thoughts.

  12. Megan, for what is worth, I didn’t comment much at TDB, or, truth be told, read you as consistently, as I usually have over the past decade-plus, because I really disliked the functionality of their site, and I’m pretty tolerant; I still use disqus, for the love of Gutenberg.

    Anyways, this news cheers me, since I’ll be hopeful about how things work at Bloomberg!

  13. Truth be told, I did not comment much, or read you as consistently, as I have normally over the past decade-plus, due to my dislike of the functionality of TBD, as well as some other aspects of that site, and I’m pretty tolerant. I still use disqus for the love of Gutenberg. Anyways, I’m happy to see you moving on, in the optimistic belief that Bloomberg will prove to be a more pleasant environment.

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