Andrew Sullivan Joins New York Magazine

His first contribution will appear shortly.

As reporter Romain Bonilla recently put it at the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, Andrew Sullivan is a “big political commentator.”

Sullivan, already at work on a pair of books, will soon have a new media platform through which to share his political analysis. From today’s announcement:

New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced today that Sullivan is joining the magazine as a contributing editor covering politics and the larger culture. He will write features throughout the year, and cover the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He begins his new role today.

“I have had the privilege of working with Andrew from the beginning of his career (mine too). He is a major (deep and elegant) thinker and writer whose work has had tangible consequence, and he has written some of the more influential essays I have ever had the honor to publish. He also happens to be a true innovator – one of the first and best political writers online,” says Moss. “Since he stepped away from his blog in 2015, his voice has been greatly missed in our national dialogue. I’m grateful that he will return to writing at New York.”

Sullivan joins a political team featuring daily columnists Jonathan Chait and Ed Kilgore, national affairs editor Gabriel Sherman, writers at large Frank Rich, Rembert Browne and Rebecca Traister and contributing editors Marin Cogan, Annie Lowrey and Jason Zengerle. In a companion Facebook post, Sullivan noted an intriguing discovery during his time away from the crunch of blogging:

It’s only when you stop being pathologically attached to each ripple in the Web-stream that you see most clearly how ephemeral so much of it is, how emotionally and nervously draining it can be, and how our discourse can be fatally distorted as well as deeply informed by the onslaught of the social Web.

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