Atlantic Media Company president Justin Smith announced today that Steve Clemons has joined The Atlantic as Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE and Washington Editor-At-Large for The Atlantic. Clemons comes to The Atlantic from the New America Foundation, a think tank he helped create. He will continue to be a Senior Fellow there.
He was one of Washington’s early political bloggers, publishing the Washington Note, which will now be included in the family of blogs at TheAtlantic.com.
We’re including a quote from Smith because it doesn’t sound too horribly canned. He says, “Steve is one of those individuals who can best be described as a ‘force of nature.’ He is an entrepreneur and an impresario. Steve is an original thinker, with a huge appetite for ideas, and a knack for framing them intelligently in print, online and in live settings.”