Jeffrey Rosen Joining The Atlantic as Contributing Editor

Jeffrey Rosen will be joining The Atlantic as a contributing editor, per a staff memo from editor of, John Gould.


Jeffrey Rosen will be joining The Atlantic as a contributing editor, per a staff memo from editor of TheAtlantic.comJohn Gould.

He will join Yoni Appelbaum, who was given the bump to new politics editor last month, and the rest of the politics team.

Rosen is currently a professor at The George Washington University Law School and leads the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He was also the legal affairs editor for The New Republic, and has previously written for The AtlanticThe New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and NPR.

Below is the memo from Gould announcing Rosen’s hiring.


I’m happy to let you know that the very excellent Jeffrey Rosen will be joining The Atlantic, starting today, as a contributing editor. Jeff is, chief among his many impressive affiliations, the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan institution for constitutional debate and education based in Philadelphia. From 1992 to 2014, he was, as I expect you’ll know, also the legal affairs editor for The New Republic.

Jeff’s byline won’t be new to The Atlantic; he’s written for us a number of times over the years, as he’s contributed to The New YorkerThe New York Times Magazine, and NPR. He’s the author of several books and the co-editor, most recently, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. In 2012, Jeff got a Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”

At The Atlantic, Jeff will join our Garrett Epps in writing regularly about the Constitution, the courts, and legal issues across America and around the world. He’ll work closely with our Politics editor, Yoni Appelbaum, along with Yoni’s Politics-team colleague, and one of our most vigilant court watchers, Matt Ford.

CC’ing Jeff here. Please welcome him.



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