OLD Media Moves

TechCrunch founder starts new blog

September 26, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Michael Arrington, the founder of the TechCrunch tech news blog, has started a new blog after his ouster from AOL due to conflict of interest concerns.

Arrington writes, “That was never enough to stop the journalism community’s antibodies from hitting TechCrunch hard over all the conflicts of interest that were inherently part of who I am. We fought through all that for years, and I kept fighting until my pen was removed from my hand, so to speak, by Aol a couple of weeks ago.

“Now I’ve got a new pen, though. And a blank slate. Infinite choices, I get to choose my own path. All that jazz.

“So as William Shatner would undoubtedly ask if I gave him another $149, what exactly am I going to do here at Uncrunched?

“I’m going to do the same thing I’ve been doing since 2005. I’m going to write about startups, and the people who build them, and the people who fund them, and the people who use them. I’m going to break stories and I’m going to write my opinion, and I’m going to write whatever the hell else I feel like in between. If people want to read what I write, yay. If they don’t, I can live with that too.

“This time, though, my eyes are open. I know exactly what I’m walking into, and I know how to play this game.”

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