Journolist is meant to serve a very specific purpose thats actually related to my experience building this blog. The work of this site has always been to illuminate standard political reporting with expert policy commentary. In that, Ive been helped by the many experts who have adopted the medium as their own: Mark Thoma, Brad DeLong, Paul Krugman, Matthew Holt, Peter Orszag, Andrew Gelman, Larry Bartels, Dani Rodrik, John Sides, among others. As a journalist, its hard to always know who to call or which questions to ask. The joy of those blogs is that I dont have to guess what experts think is important: They simply explain what they think is important and I can use, or follow-up on, the information.Of the names mentioned above, only Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong are confirmed members of JournoList. The American Thinker indicates that Marc Ambinder admitted he was member of JournoList. I can find no such clear admission and the article doesn't provide a link to it.
Marc Ambinder - Marc Ambinder is the politics editor of The Atlantic. He has covered Washington for ABC News and the Hotline, and he is chief political consultant to CBS News. Follow him on Twitter @marcambinder
At the Hotline, Ambinder was the founding editor of “Hotline On Call,” a pathbreaking political news blog. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the ABC News Political Unit and was one of the founders of ABC’s “The Note,”
In 2009, he was part of the team was awarded the Columbia University School of Journalism’s Dupont Silver Baton for Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin. At ABC News, his work included Emmy-nominated research for “This Week.” The Politics site has been nominated for a Webby and has won several national awards, including the Golden Dot from George Washington University’s Democracy Online project.
He covers politics, policy, national security and science.
Born in New York City, raised in Central Florida, he’s a 2001 graduate of Harvard and lives in Washington, D.C.
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The Post Shouldn’t Have Fired Dave Weigel
Jun 25 2010, 4:01 PM ET | Comment
As for the Journolist project itself, I found it to be a great resource. Extremely smart people engaging in policy debates on the stories of the day. There was no plotting and very little rah-rah rally-the-crowd cheerleading. Debate among members was often quite vigorous, and occasionally even personal. It was not a conspiracy. It was a forum. A members-only coffee shop where people who take ideas seriously, who want access to people who take ideas seriously, could test their own ideas before they refined and presented them to the public. As a reporter, I learned a lot about a lot of subjects. It was an enormous resource, and I’ll miss it.