Slate’s Weisberg Launches FT Column

JacobWeisberg02.jpgIt’s the new everyone went multimedia. Ted Koppel is going to print and radio, and now it appears that Slate’s Jacob Weisberg will be a print guy too.

He’s turning his regular Big Idea column for Slate (which is owned by the Washington Post) into a weekly column for the pink Financial Times. His first edition, “Swindlers and Fixers,” on Washington lobbying, launches this week.

FT’s editor Lionel Barber called Weisberg a “star who will cement our reputation for witty and insightful commentary on business, economic and political affairs.” Slate publisher Cliff Sloan chimed in, saying the deal represented “Slate’s growing international influence as a unique voice in cultural and political conversation.”