JACOB WEISBERG

Chairman of The Slate Group

Jacob Weisberg is Chairman of The Slate Group, whose roster includes Slate magazine and Panoply, a full-service podcast network. He is the creator and host of Trumpcast, a near-daily podcast about the Donald Trump phenomenon that kicked off in March 2016. A native of Chicago, Weisberg attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. He worked as a writer and editor at The New Republic (1989-1994) and covered politics for New York Magazine (1994-1996) before joining the new Internet magazine Slate, where he covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns as Chief Political Correspondent and served as Editor from 2002 to 2008. Weisberg has been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, and a reporter for Newsweek in London and Washington.

He is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, a 2008 New York Times bestseller, and In an Uncertain World (2003), written with former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. Weisberg’s first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996, and his newest -- a biography of Ronald Reagan -- came out in January 2016. Weisberg is a member of the Financial Times A-List board of contributors, and a contributor to the New York Review of Books. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

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2017 Panel: Facts, Alternative Facts, and Media Innovations in the Post-Truth Era