Beliefnet editor resigns to work for Obama administration
By William Wan
Beliefnet's Editor-in-Chief, Steven Waldman, just announced he's leaving to work for the Obama administration.
Waldman built Beliefnet.com up from the ground, editing and blogging for the website. He and the website have gone through some rocky times, including the company's bankruptcy, to become it what it is today -- which is a mixture of religion news, multi-faith communities, how-to spirituality content, etc.
The website's press release talking about his departure mentions his new job title, senior adviser to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and describes it this way: "He is charged with leading a process to devise recommendations for the commission on how to react to the dramatic changes in the media landscape."
He talks about his decision to leave on his blog: "I can't quite think of a suitable analogy. Perhaps it's something like saying goodbye to your child as he goes off to college? (Except I'm the one leaving). I feel an intense mix of sadness, excitement and pride."
Of note, a former washingtonpost.com managing editor, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, will take over Waldman's duties.
October 28, 2009; 2:58 PM ET
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