Just received good news from crack investigative journalist David Sirota:


July 14, 2014



I just wanted to share some exciting news in my world – as of July 21st, I will be starting a new job at the International Business Times (www.ibtimes.com). I will be a senior writer focusing on the intersection of politics, business and finance. This will be in addition to continuing my nationally syndicated newspaper column.

As you may have read in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/business/media/tiny-digital-publisher-to-put-newsweek-back-in-print.html?_r=1) , IBT Media is the company that recently purchased Newsweek. I will be doing investigative reporting for IBT Media’s flagship publication, International Business Times, which is right now building out its newsroom under its new editor, Peter Goodman (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/business/media/huffington-post-editor-leaving-for-international-business-times.html) . An award-winning journalist, Peter came to IBT after stints as a top economic correspondent for the New York Times and Washington Post and then as executive business editor of the Huffington Post. Getting a chance to work with him and the team he is putting together as they build out IBT’s newsroom is an amazing opportunity.

After an incredible winter and spring breaking stories with PandoDaily about pension politics (http://davidsirota.com/sirotas-pandodaily-investigation-of-the-new-jersey-pension-system/), campaign donors in Chicago (http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/south-loop-hotel-benefits-rahm-donor-griffin/Content?oid=13056486) , stealth programming arrangements at PBS (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/business/media/wnet-to-return-3-5-million-grant-for-pension-series.html) and secret deals on Wall Street (http://pando.com/2014/05/05/leaked-docs-obtained-by-pando-show-how-a-wall-street-giant-is-guaranteed-huge-fees-from-taxpayers-on-risky-pension-investments/) , I’m really looking forward to expanding that investigative work for IBT. The IBT folks have made clear to me that they are supportive of that kind of hard-hitting, non-partisan journalism – and they have built an esteemed editorial team in support of that commitment.

So many of you have reached out to me in the last few weeks with support and encouragement. I’ve really been blown away by all the kind words about my work, and I want to thank you for that – it has meant a lot to me. As always, if you have story leads, sources or ideas you’d like to discuss, I’m available by email (mailto:david@davidsirota.com) , Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/davidsirota) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/rocktheboat) .


Rock the boat,