Chuck Klosterman is NYT Magazine’s new Ethicist

Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman starts the job this weekend. (His first column.) The new Ethicist tells The Atlantic Wire’s Adam Martin:

This is a job I’ve wanted for 10 years. I don’t claim to be more ethical than anyone else, or even more ethical than the average person. But I love thinking about these types of problems, and I’ll try to be interesting. We’ll see what happens.

Here’s what Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren says about Klosterman:

As for his ethical qualifications, anyone who has read Chuck’s work knows him as a writer who likes to confront, with great humor and wisdom, all manner of thorny questions and complicated characters — and who isn’t afraid of expressing his opinions about how things are and How They Should Be.

* Chuck Klosterman is New York Times Magazine’s new Ethicist (The Atlantic Wire)
* Read the New York Times Magazine’s announcement (
* Klosterman’s debut: “Halfhearted Half Brother” (New York Times Magazine)