Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving the Guardian to Build His Own Media Empire
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
After making a little history with the British paper and website, the writer who broke the NSA surveillance story says he is leaving for a “once-in-a-career opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.”
Greenwald did not immediately elaborate on the venture, but there’s a lot of love between his announcement and The Guardian’s report of it, and the divorce appears to be amicable.
Greenwald has been with The Guardian for only a little over a year. He previously wrote for Salon and has been a lawyer and author.
According to BuzzFeed, Greenwald is building a major new media outlet from the ground up with serious financial backing from a philanthropist (apparently not George Soros). “My role, aside from reporting and writing for it, is to create the entire journalism unit from the ground up by recruiting the journalists and editors who share the same journalistic ethos and shaping the whole thing — but especially the political journalism part — in the image of the journalism I respect most,” Greenwald is quoted as saying.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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