Emily Bazelon leaves Slate for New York Times Magazine

New York Times press release:

The New York Times announced today that Emily Bazelon is joining The New York Times Magazine as a staff writer. Ms. Bazelon comes to The Times from Slate where she has been a senior editor since 2005. Her hire is another in a series of high profile moves at the magazine, which is planning a major redesign for early 2015. Maureen Dowd was announced as a staff writer last month.

Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Ms. Bazelon has been a contributing writer to The Times Magazine since 2007 so readers will be well acquainted with her work. Her current cover story on the post-clinic abortion exemplifies the work she’s done for the magazine: deeply compelling narratives with an emphasis on law, society and public policy.

In making the announcement of her hire, Jake Silverstein, the magazine’s editor, said, “Emily writes with engagement, roving intelligence, and deep knowledge. She has also proven to be nimble at navigating the many platforms of modern media. She’s a smart and supportive co-worker and will be a tremendous asset to The Times. I’m giddy about bringing her aboard.”

Ms. Bazelon received a B.A. from Yale and is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she currently serves as the Truman Capote fellow in Creative Writing and Law. As a freelancer, she has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. She is a frequent guest on the Colbert Report, a regular legal commentator on NPR’s Here and Now and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. She is the author of the best-selling 2013 book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.

While at Slate, Ms. Bazelon was instrumental in the creation and success of Slate’s incredibly popular podcast, the Political Gabfest. She will continue to contribute to the Gabfest under her new title.

* Also: Slate’s Dave Weigel joins Bloomberg Politics (huffingtonpost.com)