So long, farewell…

After three-and-a-half years, today's my last day at Salon

Topics: War Room,

After three and a half years — and almost 3,500 posts and stories — today is my last day at Salon, and this is my last post. It’s time for me to move on, to get back to the longer-form writing I did when I first started at Salon and have missed ever since taking the reins of War Room from Tim Grieve a little more than two years ago.

When I was in college, Salon was a dream job, one I never thought I’d get. It didn’t let me down; working here has been a fantastic experience. I’d thank everyone who’s helped me over the years individually, but we’d be here all day, because there are just so many great people at Salon. So instead, let me just thank everyone I’ve worked with — though, really, mere thanks are inadequate for everything they’ve done for me.

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And thanks to the readers as well. There are, of course, times we’ve had our differences, but I even appreciated that. Salon has what I think is the most dedicated, involved group of readers on the Internet, and it’s a pleasure to write for you all and to read your responses.

So this is goodbye, for now. Salon has been nice enough to ask me to stay on the masthead as a contributing writer, but you probably won’t see me around these pages; for now, I’m going to be spending some time working on a couple long-term projects that I’ve allowed to languish for far too long. I might even spend some time away from a computer screen, something I haven’t been able to do since I started in War Room. But hopefully we’ll all see each other again soon.

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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