Pando founder Sarah Lacy has written a post over on PandoDaily, explaining the deal and what it means from her point of view, but I wanted NSFWCORP readers and supporters to hear the news directly from me.
[TL;DR version: you’ll now find the NSFWCORP team over on PandoDaily.com where we’re heading up a new investigative unit, subscribers will continue to receive the (relaunched, expanded, revamped) print edition and access to its online equivalent, and we’re doing a marathon radio show next week to explain everything else.]
The more you know about NSFWCORP and Pando, the more this deal will likely make sense to you. As Pando’s chairman, Andrew Anker said, it “corrects a historical anomaly.”
Sarah and I have been writing partners and close friends for years. As I explained in my last book, Sarah was one of the two people who was most influential in my decision (and ability) to quit drinking — it was also Sarah who convinced Michael Arrington to hire me at TechCrunch after the Guardian and so, in many ways, it’s entirely Sarah’s fault that I ended up launching NSFWCORP years later.