Today marks the start of a new era in FDL newsgathering. We hope FDL News Desk will give readers a smart, fresh take on the ideas, information, and machinations that drive the national agenda, culled from sources that are often more in-the-know—and, frankly, are often more trustworthy—than the usual assortment of bold-faced names and “anonymous high-ranking officials” that habitually shape the stories at our more traditional cohorts. And, we hope to deliver this news with the usual insight and “don’t f*ck with me” aplomb that fans of Firedoglake have come to expect.
News Desk will feature the work of veteran blogger/reporter David Dayen—you might know him as D-Day—who really needs no introduction, but a google of his nom de blog will reveal a wealth of great work at places like Calitics and Digby’s Hullabaloo, as well as his own spot, and, since last week, here at FDL. We are excited to be working with David, and hope our community will join us in welcoming him and welcoming in the News Desk as part of the mix of information, opinion, and activism here at Firedoglake.