By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

James Pindell is moving on political blogger James Pindell is leaving to take a job as national managing editor of something called Here’s the announcement.

Pindell writes the Primary Source blog for Some of his stories appear in the Boston Globe as well. Keep an eye on him: He’s one of the more interesting young people working in Web-based journalism today, having covered the New Hampshire primary in 2004 as editor of the late, lamented

As I tell my students, this may be a lousy time to pursue a traditional career path in journalism, but it’s a great time if you’re willing to be entrepreneurial and embrace new ways of doing things. Pindell gets new media in a way that most journalists don’t, making himself accessible by e-mail and AIM, and building a community around his work via Facebook.

His work for and the Globe may be of interest mainly to political junkies. But because of his vision about where journalism is going, this is a big loss to the Globe.

Photo of Pindell is copyright (c) by Bill Fish Photography and published here under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

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  1. Tony

    Congrats to Jim! Woo hoo!!

  2. Anonymous

    I had the pleasure of working with Pindell during the ’04 Primary. Never seen anyone accomplish so much with so little sleep. (And lest we forget, it was PolitcsNH that engineered the infamous “date with Kucinich,” one of the better diversions from four years ago.) It is a loss for the Globe, but I can imagine how little they were paying him for being their eyes and ears in NH. Now he can parlay his tenure at a nationally known paper to a Web site that will give him much more editorial freedom and, likely, money. You’re right. He does “get it.” Best of luck to him.

  3. SolShine7

    That’s good to know. Web-based new media is the future.

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