Don't tell anyone, but Planet Money is still in pilot mode. We're supposed to be trying things out, building up the blog and a file cabinet of stories, running the whole shakedown cruise. But with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac happening last week, followed by Lehman Brothers/Merrill Lynch this week, we're up and running for reals.
Which brings me to this, my ad hoc bio. When I get a minute, I'll maybe write up a longer one and send it over to the people who do the official bios at NPR. For now, let's just say that I'm a writer and editor and general Web type. I came out of the alternative newsweekly world, with stints at two papers that no longer exist and another as executive editor of the Village Voice. Before I woke up and found myself buried in economics books courtesy of Adam Davidson and Planet Money --- officially, I'm an editor here -- I ran the world of Web for the late, lamented Bryant Park Project.
That's all for now. I've got a currency memo to blog.