Richard Just is the deputy editor of The New Republic. From September 2002 until December 2003, he was editor of The American Prospect Online. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 2001, with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton, he was the editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian.
Richard is also the founder and executive director of The Daily Princetonian Class of 2001 Summer Journalism Program, a 10-day program for students from under-resourced high schools who are planning to pursue careers in journalism. The program is held annually on the campus of Princeton University; its inaugural session took place in August 2002.
Long before conservative provocateur David Horowitz sought to place an ad opposing reparations for slavery in a number of prominent college newspapers, before copies of The Brown Daily Herald were stolen and protesters converged on the offices of The Chronicle at Duke University, before some student editors were denounced as liberal censors for declining to print the ad and others were labeled racists for allowing its publication -- before any of this, there was a photo of two students eating fried chicken in The Stanford Daily and a letter to the editor that might have served as a harbinger of things to come.