Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2013) — Political columnist, journalist, and author Peter Beinart will join Atlantic Media as a contributing editor, reporting for both National Journal and The Atlantic. Tim Grieve, editor-in-chief of National Journal, and James Bennet, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, jointly announced the addition of Beinart to their editorial teams, starting in January 2014. In his new role, Beinart will contribute regularly to National Journal‘s magazine and to TheAtlantic.com. He will also participate in AtlanticLIVE and National Journal LIVE events throughout the year.
“Peter is one of the most entrepreneurial journalists working today,” said Grieve. “In his essays and his books, he has helped shift the national conversation about American politics and foreign policy. His sophisticated analyses, his versatility, and his intellectual honesty sync perfectly with National Journal’s mission.”
“We are delighted Peter’s going to be adding his distinctive voice and ideas to the ongoing discussing of national and foreign policy at The Atlantic,” added Bennet.
Beinart joins the Atlantic Media brands from The Daily Beast, where he was a senior political writer and editor of the Open Zion blog. He also serves as an associate professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York and is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of three books: The Good Fight, The Icarus Syndrome, and The Crisis of Zionism.
Beinart has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, and Die Zeit, among other publications. In 1995, he was named managing editor of The New Republic. He became senior editor in 1997 and, from 1999 to 2006, served as the magazine’s editor. Beinart has appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” among other broadcast news programs.
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