Barro returning to Business Insider
Josh Barro is returning to Business Insider as a columnist and senior editor, writes Hadas Gold of Politico.
Gold writes, “Barro will take charge of the site’s commentary team while also writing columns on politics, business and the economy.
“Barro previously worked at Business Insider as politics editor, but left after less than a year in 2014 to join The New York Times’ policy venture The Upshot. In an interview, he said he realized it’s strange to leave an institution such as the New York Times but he wanted to move past the firewall between news and opinions.
“‘The way this came about, we’re in the weirdest moment in American politics in my lifetime, possibly for a longer period of time than that. While the Times has been absolutely amazing, it’s been limiting in certain ways to be on the news side,’ Barro said. ‘There’s a lot I want to say about what’s going on and I feel like I could be more useful as an opinion writer. My previous stint at Business Insider went really well and was really impactful and I’m basically looking forward to do a lot more like what I was doing.'”
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