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Salam to write column for Reuters

August 29, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters announced Wednesday that policy analyst Reihan Salam will write a weekly column for Reuters Opinion.

Salam is currently a policy advisor at e21 and will continue to serve as lead blogger for the National Review’s “The Agenda” and as a contributing editor at the National Review, where he writes on politics and policy, economics and culture.

“I’m delighted to add Reihan Salam to the list of distinguished Reuters Opinion contributors,” said James Ledbetter, opinion editor, in a statement.  “Reihan is a bright, fresh, thoughtful writer with wide expertise and a keen mind, and I’m confident that his insights about politics, business, and culture will enlighten and challenge Reuters readers, both in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

Born in New York and raised in Brooklyn, Salam attended Cornell University and later transferred to Harvard, where he concentrated in social studies.  Upon graduating in 2001, he launched a career in journalism at The New Republic, after which he held positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, The New York Times, NBC Universal’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” and The Atlantic Monthly before accepting a fellowship at the New America Foundation.

He now holds his positions at e21 and the National Review, and is also a CNN contributor, an interviewer for VBS.tv, and has appeared on a variety of television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad.  Salam is co-author with Ross Douthat of the 2008 book “Grand New Party.”

“Having admired Reuters Opinion since its inception, I’m very eager to start writing for its large and growing audience,” said Salam in a statement.  “This is a moment of roiling economic change and cultural conflict that is shaping our politics in a number of weird, unpredictable, and often contradictory ways.  My column will be an attempt to make sense of it.”

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