OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg hires Weigel from Slate

September 2, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

David Weigel of Slate is leaving the online magazine on Sept. 19 for a similar job at Bloomberg Politics.

He writes, “It took until 2008, and a lay-off, for me to finally sell a piece to Slate. Nineteen months, laid off again, I got a friendly come-talk-to-us email from Slate’s then-politics editor, Michael Newman. The subject line – I am not kidding – was ‘Nigerian Investment Opportunity.’ Oh man, I thought, how fun would it be to work with people like that?

“Fun beyond description. This is still my favorite magazine and I’m only leaving it because Bloomberg’s putting together — I will try to avoid corporate-speak — an ambitious political magazine run by the sort of geniuses who made Bloomberg Businessweek into a great print mag, and New York‘s political coverage a daily most-read.

“So, I’m on and off the clock until my book is turned in, but will be filing stories here until the middle of September. Keep reading, keep clicking. And in closing, subscribe to Slate Plus! I know I will.”

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