Glenn Greenwald hired by the Guardian!Submitted by Invalid10 on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 21:27
The Guardian has announced the addition of Glenn Greenwald, the renowned political commentator and bestselling author. In his new role, Greenwald will write a daily blog and weekly column appearing in the Guardian's Comment is Free section.
"The Guardian offers the opportunity to reach a new audience, to further internationalize my readership, and to be re-invigorated by a different environment," said Greenwald. "Salon has fully supported my work in every possible way, which makes it difficult to leave, but I'm an admirer of the Guardian's journalism and concluded that it was a great match," Greenwald added.
Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator and current contributing writer at Salon.com. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books: How Would a Patriot Act?, A Tragic Legacy and With Liberty and Justice for Some. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation and by Newsweek as one of the country's top 10 online political opinion writers.
"Glenn will be a great fit, and we're delighted to have him join our provocative line-up of Guardian voices," said Janine Gibson, Guardian US's editor-in-chief.
Greenwald is also the recipient of the first annual IF Stone Award for Independent Journalism, the winner of the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and oppressive detention of Bradley Manning, and a finalist for the 2010 National Magazine Award for "excellence in online reporting and commentary."
Greenwald joins other high-profile journalists in New York and DC as part of the Guardian's commitment to create a hub of award-winning, internationalist journalism for US readers.