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Glenn Greenwald Will Write for The Guardian

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

Did you hear? Salon’s star blogger is moving his soapbox to The Guardian, where he says he will reach a new audience while retaining full editorial control over his political writing.

Greenwald, a former civil rights lawyer whose writing topics include national security and digital privacy, will begin at The Guardian on Aug. 20. He had high praise and gratitude for his soon-to-be-former employer:

“[W]hen influential political and media figures vehemently complained about the criticisms I wrote, Salon’s editors unfailingly stood behind my work. Throughout my time here, Salon always evinced an unyielding belief in publishing a wide range of views without fear of offending orthodoxies or establishments, and they continue to do so.”

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Glenn Greenwald at Salon:

I will write daily at the U.S. edition of The Guardian, which is based in New York, and will do so exactly the same way as I have here: with full editorial independence and the same type of readership involvement and support upon which I’ve long relied, including a vibrant comment section. In addition to the daily writing, I’ll also write a more traditional once-a-week column there.

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