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Jeffrey Goldberg Crosses (to) The Atlantic

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From Women’s Wear Daily (when did they start being such a major source of media news, I wonder?):
MOVING ON: Not many correspondents leave the hallowed halls of The New Yorker, but the Condé Nast weekly has just lost a big one: Jeffrey Goldberg, its Washington correspondent, who’s leaving to join the cerebral literati’s other favorite mag, The Atlantic, as a national correspondent. The last departure at this level of The New Yorker was two years ago. Goldberg will assume his new position later this summer and will be based in The Atlantic’s Washington office. He’d been with The New Yorker since 2000, covering foreign policy and the conflict in the Middle East. His work earned him several journalism honors, including a National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2003 for his writings on Islamic terrorism. “[New Yorker editor] David Remnick is terrific — everybody there is terrific — but The Atlantic made me a very attractive offer,” Goldberg told WWD. “[Atlantic editor] James Bennet is a good friend of mine and The Atlantic is early in the process of reimagining themselves. That’s interesting to me.” Goldberg added that he likely would travel back to the Middle East more so than in recent years at The New Yorker. In addition to his seven years at The New Yorker, Goldberg is author of the memoir “Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide,” and covered the Middle East for The New York Times Magazine, where he and Bennet worked together, and the Mafia for New York magazine. He also has written for Slate, The Jerusalem Post and The Washington Post. And his departure at The New Yorker will no doubt set off a scramble among every journalist in the nation’s capital to nab the spot. — Stephanie D. Smith


Never mind the presumed scrambling, I’ll be tracking the inevitable punning …


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