TIME contributor and essayist Andrew Sullivan will begin posting his blog, The Daily Dish, on TIME.com starting in January 2006, RAW STORY has learned. The magazine made the announced in a release Monday morning.
The move comes as TIME has added more web-exclusive content to TIME.com and a year after it became the first major magazine to publish its entire archive online.
“We look forward to offering our online readers more of Andrew's distinct and independent voice, much as we already do in the magazine,” Kelly said. “Andrew's blog is the first in what we hope will be a blog neighborhood on TIME.com, offering a central meeting point for opinions from all points of view.”
"I've had a great relationship with TIME's editors and look forward to the new deal and the greater opportunities it presents,” Sullivan said. “I'll keep blogging exactly as I always have, but I hope to keep experimenting with the genre and what it's capable of. I think of this as an experimental collaboration between the 'mainstream media' and the blogosphere. In time, I think, the distinction itself will become less pronounced. And as one of the earlier independent bloggers, I don't see any problem with that. On the contrary. I think it's overdue."
Sullivan will continue writing his blog throughout the week, just as he does today, only it will be posted on TIME.com. He will maintain full control over the content of his blog. Sullivan has been a TIME contributor and essayist since 2002 and he has written his blog, The Daily Dish, at andrewsullivan.com for five years.
Throughout the week, TIME.com publishes breaking news, analysis, photos and daily dispatches from TIME reporters around the world. TIME.com attracts almost 6 million unique visitors per month and features a fully searchable archive of over 270,000 stories dating back to the magazine's founding in 1923. Other features include a searchable database of all TIME covers, over 100 digitized issues of the magazine, the All Time 100 Best Movies, the 100 Best Novels, 50 Best Websites, 'Tuned In' TV blog by TIME TV critic James Poniewozik, and TIME.com's editors weekly picks for best photos and gadgets.