Exciting news: I have accepted a job as a reporter with Capital New York, and am beginning the process of relocating to Albany.
The job offer happened so quick, amid an already crazy week, so it has just been in the past few days that I've been able to catch my breath and start to get really excited.
Capital New York is a startup project run by Politico, a publication that I've always admired and sought to work for. It's growing, it's profitable, and I agree with the direction the company is going in.
After my layoff, I had my hesitations about staying in journalism. But there's one area of journalism that is staying strong: Publications with a niche audience. Politico has mastered the business model, one that is a hybrid model of free and paid content. The bigger stories are free, but the more specialized stories that you can only get from us are behind a pay wall.
My new colleagues are some of the best in the business, and I'm considering it an honor to have my byline next to theirs.
I'll be covering campaign finance, ethics reforms and lobbying, all issues I am passionate about.
But it does mean another move. Another stop on Jessica's east coast and Midwest road show. And that was the hard part about taking this job.