Andrew Sullivan Leaves The Atlantic For Tina Brown’s Daily Beast / Newsweek

Conservative author and blogger Andrew Sullivan announced over the weekend that he is leaving, where he writes his “Daily Dish” blog, to join the Daily Beast / Newsweek merger helmed by fellow Brit Tina Brown.

In an entry announcing his departure, Sullivan says that, while he’ll look back fondly on the “special home” he’s enjoyed for the past four years, Brown’s new venture offers him the “chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online and print journalism.” Not only will Sullivan have the opportunity to continue his “Dish” blog, he’ll also contribute columns and essays in print within Newsweek.

Sullivan joins Howard Kurtz as a high-profile name to be lured by the Daily Beast / Newsweek team, despite ongoing concerns by some in the media over whether the merger will bring in views or truly be successful in breathing new life into the struggling Newsweek brand.

Amid concerns over a certain other newly-merged blog’s left-wing bias, Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that Sullivan “plays no favorites” and is “willing to admit mistakes and change positions.”

h/t New York Times / Media Decoder

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