David Frum Joins The Atlantic as Senior Editor

After an extended absence from full-time journalism, conservative columnist David Frum is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor, according to a release Wednesday. In his new role, Frum will write for both The Atlantic’s website and print magazine.

Previously, Frum wrote for his own blog, which was hosted by Newsweek/The Daily Beast from January 2012 to May 2013. Before that, he spent five years writing for the National Review. He is also a frequent contributor to CNN. Before his career in media he served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.

“David is a gutsy, heterodox thinker and a lovely writer—the very definition of the sort of contributor who has distinguished The Atlantic all these years,” Atlantic editor-in-chief James Bennet said. “I look forward to his bracing work appearing across all our platforms.”

“In a media world of quick takes and fast reacts, The Atlantic offers something indispensable: news that stays news,” Frum added. “I hope to offer readers content they will continue to think about even after the browser window closes and the latest Facebook status update is buried beneath the Twitter feed.”

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