Substack hires Valentine as head of politics

Catherine Valentine has joined Substack as head of politics. Recently, she served as senior publicist on politics, justice and national security at The Washington Post. Previously, Valentine worked at CNN for six years. During this time, he held the posts of news associate in the Washington Bureau; production assistant; booker, anchor and producer for “CNN […]

NY Times welcomes back Ashkenas as graphics director for Opinion

The following was sent out from The New York Times Opinion editors Kathleen Kingsbury and Patrick Healy: It’s always nice to welcome colleagues back to The Times, and today we have that pleasure: Jeremy Ashkenas will rejoin the Times as graphics director for Opinion. Jeremy’s work has always circled the intersection of journalism and technology, […]

The Nation welcomes back Heer as national affairs correspondent

The Nation has tapped Jeet Heer as a national affairs correspondent. Heer has released the first two episodes of “The Time of Monsters” podcast, featuring a mix of political culture and cultural politics. The podcast previously ran on Heer’s Substack alongside his writing. It will now run under The Nation, airing every Wednesday. Heer will […]

Substack hits 1 million subscribers

Newsletter startup Substack has hit the one-million-paying-subscriber milestone, highlighting the growth of journalism by individual writers as a business model for news. The number of paying subscribers rose from 250,000 in December 2020 to one million this November. Renowned writers from outlets such as The New York Times have left their jobs to join Substack […]