Economics columnist Steven Pearlstein, who received a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 columns that defined the monetary disaster, is ending his column at The Washington Submit.
Pearlstein writes, “In recent times, I’ve typically heard myself saying the identical issues to editors or readers who write in with a column suggestion. I discover myself gravitating to the identical subjects, the identical sources, even the identical metaphors and sentence constructions. I’ve stubbornly declined to take part in social media, which for good or in poor health (largely in poor health, I feel) has now grow to be an integral to the way in which journalists report what is occurring, take part within the public dialog and let readers know what they’ve written.
“Today my journalistic metabolism is healthier suited to a weekly journal than the 24-7 information cycle, whereas my pure intuition to keep away from writing about subjects everybody else is writing about ignores the demanding realities of digital publishing. And in a polarized political and media surroundings, I’m a dependable champion for neither tribe. It’s time to hold it up.
“So this would be the final of my irregular columns for The Submit. After 33 years, I’ve managed to outlast 4 govt editors, 5 managing editors and 6 enterprise editors, and been fortunate sufficient to work alongside a whole bunch of extremely gifted colleagues in a really exceptional newsroom. I owe a lot to the numerous economists, enterprise and labor leaders, administration consultants, politicians and public servants who’ve taken the time to inform me what they know and educate me about enterprise and economics.”
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