After eight years with IDG, I have decided it's time to move on. I've been fortunate enough to be asked by the Australian Financial Review to come on board as its IT Editor. I'm excited about the opportunity to work with some really talented journalists, and take on a job highly regarded within IT media circles.
Interestingly enough, my new job is almost 100% print-focussed. Fairfax has a very successful online arm, FairfaxDigital, but that will not be my focus.
Strange for a blogger? Perhaps. But the point for me is I am returning to a profession I love. As I've argued before, I believe in the profession of journalism, I still love print, and thanks to this blog I can also keep a toe in the online waters.
I suspect my blogging will be fairly light over the coming weeks as I take a short break before starting work again. And it goes without saying that you should not expect me to write much about Fairfax, at least from a Mark Jen perspective. I'm not one for betraying company confidence.
PS. Before you ask, no this is not an April fools joke!