Guardian US has appointed award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein as a regular columnist.
Klein’s remit will range from climate change to technology to politics and culture and beyond, bringing her incisive analysis and wit to monthly Guardian essays and columns.
Her first column, exploring artificial intelligence, was published 8 May.
Klein is an award-winning journalist and the international bestselling author of eight books, including “No Logo,” “The Shock Doctrine,” “This Changes Everything,” “No Is Not Enough” and “On Fire,” which have been translated into over 35 languages.
In 2021, she joined the University of British Columbia as UBC professor of climate justice, and she is the founding co-director of the UBC Centre for Climate Justice. She also holds positions as honorary professor of media and climate at Rutgers.
Klein has previously contributed to the Guardian, writing long reads and opinion columns on climate activism, greenwashing and politics.
Betsy Reed, Guardian US editor said: “Naomi Klein is the most visionary voice we have on the issues that matter most. Her writing is not only a delight to read, it challenges readers to think in new ways, and her fusion of analysis and activism yields both clarity and hope. I could not be more honored and thrilled that we will have her essential voice in the Guardian.”
Klein says: “With so much of our media ecosystem in the hands of various kinds of oligarchs, The Guardian’s independence, public-service mission and global reach have never been more vital. I am thrilled to have a regular spot to dig into some of the most challenging questions of our time.”
Guardian News & Media editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner says: “Naomi is one of the foremost writers in the world today on the biggest issues shaping the future. I’m delighted that she will be writing regularly for Guardian readers and I can’t wait to read her work.”
Guardian US has 85 members of its editorial staff across bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. In 2022, Guardian US averaged 40 million unique visitors per month in 2022 and has over 215,000 recurring supporters and digital subscribers in the U.S.
About Guardian News & Media:
Guardian Media Group (GMG), is the publisher of theguardian.com, one of the largest English-speaking news websites in the world. Since launching its U.S. and Australian digital editions in 2011 and 2013, respectively, traffic from outside of the U.K. now represents around two-thirds of the Guardian’s total digital audience.
Guardian US is renowned for its Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, and for other award-winning work, including The Paradise Papers. Guardian US has bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, covering the climate crisis, politics, race and immigration, gender and more.
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