Marcy Wheeler leaves The Intercept

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Marcy Wheeler. (The Nation)
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Marcy Wheeler is leaving The Intercept, where she had been named senior policy analyst earlier this year.

Wheeler announced the move on her blog, EmptyWheel.

Wheeler, who writes regularly about national security and civil liberties on her blog, has only published one article to date on the First Look Media publication that was founded by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

Just three days ago, editor in chief John Cook published a post calling for applicants to open positions at the Edward-Snowden centered publication, marking a move out of the hiatus imposed on all of The Intercept writers, with the exception of Greenwald, that he announced last month as Cook and the editorial staff prepared and developed a “full-bore news operation.”

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In her post announcing her departure, Wheeler said her decision to leave had nothing to do with this hiatus, nor with her generally having written very little about the Ukraine crisis on the site.

“The reasons for my departure predate both of those things, to January,” Wheeler writes. “I’ll have more to say–not about The Intercept, per se, but about things I’ve learned about my own journalism over the last 7 months, as the Edward Snowden story played out and the Intercept discussed hiring me—at some later point, after some reflection.”

Read her full announcement here: http://goo.gl/QmXigl