By: E&P Staff
Guardian America, the U.S. Web site of the British newspaper the Guardian, has named Michael Tomasky, a Washington-based journalist and political commentator, the site’s editor. He will help develop the site’s presence in the U.S.
“We already have a substantial and growing US audience and Michael’s skills and experience will enable us to build on this success,” Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian said in a written statement.
Tomasky’s mission will be to enhance the site’s coverage of U.S. news and develop a greater focus on international stories that would be of interest to U.S. readers. He was the editor of The American Prospect from 2003-2006, and before that he was the chief political correspondent for New York magazine. He has also bee a columnist at The Village Voice and The New York Observer. He’s written two books and his work frequently appears in The New York Review of Books, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, and The Nation.
“I’m thrilled to be joining The Guardian,” Tomasky said in a statement. “It has a great tradition, one of the greatest in English-language journalism. And Alan’s vision of its future is very exciting. I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to play a role in it.”