Politinerds: The Dave Weigel Interview


This weeks episode of Politinerds featured an interview with David Weigel, currently a political reporter at Bloomberg News, and previously with Slate, The Washington Post, Reason magazine, and a host of other publications. We covered several topics with Dave, ranging from issues about how a reporter’s political opinions should impact their reporting, the role of social media in the news “business,” and, of course, the “Journolist” story that led to Dave leaving his position at The Washington Post. Taken together with our previews interviews with Andrew Malcom and Jake Tapper, we’ve run the generational gamut when it comes to political reporters in recent weeks, and they’ve all provided an interesting perspective on their jobs and their industry.

Here’s the full episode:

And, you can access all past episodes of the show at this link.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.