At Slate, Jack Shafer simultaneously boosts his curmudgeonly critic credentials and pays a compliment to the new leader of Allbritton Communications’ planned local news site in D.C.:

Who doesn’t adore Jim Brady, the former executive editor of the Washingtonpost.com? Even I like him, and I don’t like anybody.

More to the point, though: Who doesn’t love reading Q&A’s with the adorable Jim Brady? You can read mine—conducted before news of the new venture broke, but with plenty of his insights about building audiences on the Web—here. Congratulations to Brady on his new gig.

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Greg Marx is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.