Kit Rachlis is the editor-in-chief of The American Prospect. He has served as arts editor of the Boston Phoenix, executive editor of The Village Voice, editor-in-chief of L.A. Weekly, and senior projects editor at the Los Angeles Times. From 2000 to 2009, he was editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine. During his tenure, the magazine was a finalist eight times for the National Magazine Awards and won 39 gold medals from the City and Regional Magazine Association. It also won two James Beard awards, two PEN Center USA awards, a Casey Medal, and numerous other honors. While at the Los Angeles Times, he edited articles that went on to win a Pulitzer Prize, the Ernie Pyle Award, and the Livingston Award, among others.
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Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, as well as a distinguished senior fellow of the think tank Demos. He was a longtime columnist for Business Week and continues to write columns in The Boston Globe. He is the author of Obama's Challenge and other books.
Paul Starr is co-editor of the The American Prospect. His most recent book is Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform. Click here to read more about Starr.
Bob Moser is the executive editor of The American Prospect. He is the former editor of The Texas Observer and author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Parsons is the art director of The American Prospect. Her email is email@example.com
Sarah Kerr is the culture editor at The American Prospect.
Christen Aragoni is a senior editor at The American Prospect. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a writing fellow at the Prospect. Her email is email@example.com
Jay Harris is the publisher of The American Prospect and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos.
From 1991 to 2009, Jay was the president and publisher of Mother Jones, the investigative news organization.
Most recently, Jay has been a media consultant and the director of the We the People Campaign, a project, started with Jim Hightower and Katrina vanden Heuvel, to fight the dominance of corporate influence in elections and policy. As a consultant to independent media brands, Jay has specialized in strategy for organizations with “hybrid” business models—ones that support journalistic missions through a combination of commercial and philanthropic revenues.
Jay is the president of the board of the Public Intelligence Foundation (publishers of the Hightower Lowdown) and serves on the board of the First Amendment Coalition and the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch. He lives in San Francisco. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Conroy is vice president for development and strategy at The American Prospect. She has over 30 years of experience in progressive advocacy and politics, having held senior management positions at Alliance for Justice, Sewall Belmont House & Museum, League of Conservation Voters, Women’s Campaign Forum, and Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee. Amy holds a M.A. in cultural anthropology and currently serves as a board member of the Wonders Child Care Center. Her email is email@example.com
Susan Jed is the development associate at The American Prospect. She has worked previously in global philanthropy and also as a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill. Susan holds a master's degree in social/public policy from Georgetown University. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Board of Directors
Janet Shenk (chairperson), Stephen B. Heintz (vice-chairperson), Benjamin Taylor (treasurer)
Mark Alexander, Jacob S. Hacker, Robert Kuttner, Arnie Miller, Miles Rapoport, Adele Simmons, Paul Starr, Kit Rachlis (ex officio), Jay Harris (ex officio)
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Founding Sponsors: Kenneth J. Arrow, Daniel Bell (1919-2011), Kenneth B. Clark (1914-2005), Marian Wright Edelman, John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), Sidney Harman (1918-2011), Irving Harris (1910-2004), Albert O. Hirschman, Harry Kahn (1917-1999), Charles Lindblom, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007), Fritz Stern, James Tobin (1918-2002), Frank Weil