Steve Clemons Goes Atlantic

Steve Clemons is taking his talents to The Atlantic

I missed the news, posted Friday evening, that my friend Steve Clemons is taking his talents to The Atlantic.  (You thought, what, South Beach?)

A big new adventure for The Washington Note and me has arrived with the brilliant team at the Atlantic Media Group. I will be the new Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and editor-in-chief of Atlantic Live, the global events division of Atlantic Media.

I will continue as Senior Fellow and Founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, and The Washington Note will move into the family of blogs at The Atlantic and be integrated into the main site.

Very cool. Very excited. I think that like the New America Foundation, Atlantic Media is one of the most densely populated places on the planet of what owner David Bradley calls “extreme talent.”

Congrats to Steve on the new gig and challenges ahead. Foreign Policy might have been a more natural fit but The Atlantic is a great magazine and continues to host a stable of good blogs.

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  1. jwest says:

    Hang in there James. One day, your paycheck could be signed by George Soros.

  2. Davebo says:

    Hang in there James. One day, your paycheck could be signed by George Soros.

    Err.. Huh?

    Seriously, what does Clemons moving to The Atlantic have to do with George Soros and James?

    I seriously doubt you could pass the Turing Test.

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    The Atlantic isn’t a purely far right wing hack magazine, so it must be funded by George Soros?

  4. jwest says:

    Much like Saul Alinsky, no one has ever heard of the New America Foundation, knows what it is or who is behind it.

    There must be a lot of “err.. huh?” and blank stares when you all get together for political discussions.

  5. Been a fan of his for a long time, as well as The Atlantic. Will be a good fit there.

    New America is a great think tank. A lot of original ideas, very moderate-left.