Saul Hansell’s Blog | All Things D
Saul Hansell surprised many when he quit the New York Times after 17 years to join AOL. That was less than two years ago. He’s now leaving AOL to become entrepreneur-in-residence at New York venture firm Betaworks. “I have been watching people go start things for a long time and now I want to go start things,” says Hansell, founding editor of New York Times’ Bits blog. (Here’s a 2009 post on AOL’s “ambition and failure” that he wrote shortly before joining the company.) Is he now jumping off a sinking ship?
I know my friends in the technology press well enough to suspect some of them will see my move as part of a broader trend at AOL.