Washington Post hires MacMillan to cover corporate accountability
Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas MacMillan has been hired by the Washington Post to cover corporate accountability.
MacMillan will be part of a new business investigations team working on stories that have broad impact.
MacMillan had been covering tech policy and economics, exploring how tech companies acquire power and use it to shape people’s lives, at The Journal in its San Francisco bureau. He will move to Washington in March for his new job.
He joined the Journal in October 2013 from Bloomberg News, where he also wrote analysis and trend pieces for Businessweek, the publication he joined in 2007.
For BusinessWeek, he wrote profiles of Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Groupon’s Andrew Mason, and spotted cultural oddities of Silicon Valley such as the rise of alpha-male computer programmers he called “brogrammers.”
His 2009 cover story on apps, co-written with Spencer Ante, coined the term “app economy” and accurately predicted the software industry’s tectonic shift toward mobile and social platforms.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, MacMillan began his career in New York as an intern at Rolling Stone.