Andrew

For those who haven't heard:


The Dish is moving! In April, we'll be joining The Daily Beast. 

For me, it's a strange mixture of excitement and sadness. Sadness because the Atlantic has been a very special home for me and all the interns and staffers who have worked at the Dish. The more than four years that I've worked here have been the most rewarding, exhilarating and challenging of my career. I cherish my colleagues, their support and debate, and will miss them deeply. But be assured, I'll continue to link, debate and argue with the team here, and remain immensely grateful to editor James Bennet and chairman David Bradley for their never-faltering faith in what we've tried to do. The Dish is almost unrecognizable from what it was four years ago - and that experimentation, growth and creativity were all made possible by the Atlantic. I also have a profound attachment to the magazine's history and legacy and integrity, which makes leaving hard. But I am very proud to have played a part in the Atlantic's self-reinvention in this period and its first profitable year in memory. To have played any part in perpetuating this legacy in an environment that has been as tough on magazines as any in memory is an honor I will cherish to the end of my days.

To the extent that blogging is a subgenre of writing, I learned the particularities of it from two people--Andrew Sullivan being one. It's always an honor to share a space--even a virtual one--with people who you don't simply work with, but whom you actively learn from. For me, Andrew is (and will surely continue to be) the model--honest, passionate and sensible.

He will be sorely, sorely missed.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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