Glenn Greenwald Departs Salon for U.S. Guardian

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By Chris O'Shea Comments

Glenn Greenwald is leaving Salon, where he has been since 2007, for the U.S. edition of The Guardian. Politico reports that Greenwald will post daily in the Guardian’s “Comment is Free” section, will pen a weekly column, and his work will also occasionally run in print.

“We’re really, really happy with the people that we’ve signed; they’re all good at attacking what they do in different ways,” Janine Gibson, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian U.S., told Politico. “Glenn has written for us before, and he is a really good fit. We love the way he talks to and with his readers.”

“When I first discussed the possibility of moving here back in February, 2007, my only nonnegotiable demand was that I enjoy full editorial independence,” writes Greenwald. “They have completely adhered to that arrangement — not with passive tolerance, but active support and encouragement. Even when influential political and media figures vehemently complained about the criticisms I wrote, Salon’s editors unfailingly stood behind my work.”

Greenwald starts at The Guardian on August 20.