Amy Davidson (author)

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Amy Davidson is an American author, journalist and magazine editor. Davidson grew up in New York City, graduating from Hunter College High School,[1] and attended Harvard University, where she received a BS in Social Studies. Before joining The New Yorker she lived and worked in Germany.[2]

Davidson joined The New Yorker magazine in 1995. In 1997, she became head of the magazine's fact-checking department; in 2000, she was named an associate editor; in 2003, she was named senior editor. She became a staff writer in 2015[3] and focuses on politics and international affairs.[4] Her editing contributions to The New Yorker have won the National Magazine Award and the George Polk Award. Davidson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[5]


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  1. ^ [1] Amy Davidson on (accessed 13 May 2013)
  2. ^ [2] The New Yorker website, accessed 2 January 2013
  3. ^ [3] Amy Davidson on (accessed 9th March 2015)
  4. ^ [4] The Harvard University website, accessed 30 May 2011
  5. ^ [5] Center for Communication website, accessed 30 May 2011