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By Lily Rowan on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

What? Wow! Congrats, AHP!!

Also, this is a great interview with a lot to say, and I appreciate it.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm 4

By stonefruit on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@cameralucida you don't see "even though I don't know this person, I can't help but feel she is making a terrible decision" as insulting/demeaning to AHP? I did, so maybe that's where we're not connecting.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm 2

By twirl2 on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

I started reading the cool girl piece and was like, "this reminds me of those scandal in old hollywood pieces that I never think I'll be interested in and then read voraciously." And then I was like ANNE what are you doing over here! So A) Wow, congrats, and thanks for sharing all this info on your transition, and B) I'm a lawyer who would love to teach law school, but am facing really similar concerns to the ones you've expressed. I think in some ways it's better because law professors aren't quite as underpaid as a lot of phd students, but in others - like the fact that our publishing standards are horrendous and no one reads the publications that you have to write to get hired - it's worse. Anyway, tons of food for thought here, thank you! and good luck! opening a new tab to your blog now...

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm 3

By MerelyGoodExpectations on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 Say what you want about Buzzfeed, but the ivory tower ain't what it used to be. I find it hard to come down on anyone who's made the decision to step away from the non-stop pressure and insane expectations of academia and onto what will hopefully be a saner and more stable (but still intellectually and culturally engaged) career path.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm 8

By Jaya on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 Did you read the one she linked to? Because that was pretty well formulated and researched.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm 3

By large__marge on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

Somehow I totally missed that AHP wrote the Cool Girl piece, which I absolutely loved. Get that $$$.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm 3

By City_Dater on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

Academia's loss is our gain!

Seriously, AHP is a terrific writer and it's encouraging to learn that Buzzfeed is moving beyond listicles and click-bait by hiring her and giving her NO LIMITS.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm 7

By whimseywisp on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

AHP! I am excited to read whatever you write wherever you write it. So I will awkwardly continue to internet stalk you even when you move to Buzzfeed. I really enjoyed the JLaw piece that you wrote for them, and I look forward to you writing more amazing things! Congratulations on this HUGE LEAP. I have every faith this will work out beautifully for you.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm 3

By themegnapkin on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 It sounds like this will result in more AHP pieces to read, so I think it's a terrific decision.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm 4

By j-i-a on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 the website she formerly wrote for.... is this one

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm 15