April 03, 2003
Congrats to Matt
Congratulations to Matthew Yglesias, who has been named a Writing Fellow at The American Prospect. There's quite a few writing pros who have become bloggers, but Matt's the first (though surely not the last) example of a blogger becoming a professional, at least as far as I know. I join the many commenters on Matt's site in offering my best wishes and saluting TAP for their good taste.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 03, 2003 to Blog stuff
Just for the record, Atrios has a spot on the Daily New's (well, one of the NY papers. I am not usre of the name, now that I think about it) blog. I a ssume he is being paid for that, and Reynolds now has a blog on MSNBC, which, I assume, he is also paid for.
Atrios is writing for the NY Press, an alternative weekly in New York, but AFAIK only online, not for their dead-tree edition (which I rarely read).
I really meant that Matt's the first all-amateur blogger to get hired as a full-time pundit that I could think of. Reynolds and Atrios have leveraged their blogging gigs into some paid work, but Matt may be starting on a career here. That feels different to me.