A Message From Your Special Projects Editor

Alex Pareene · 01/14/15 09:00AM

I spent much of 2014 at a digital media startup that sought to experiment with new forms and delivery systems for investigative and public service journalism. The team I was working with planned to use humor and attention-grabbing stunts to create journalism that people actually wanted to read. That experiment… did not quite work out, but having spent months coming up with crazy ideas with a group of fiercely talented writers, reporters and generally creative types, the idea of going back to merely blogging about Mitt Romney for a living didn’t sound particularly appealing.