Tablet (magazine)

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Tablet Magazine
Tablet Magazine logo.jpg
Available in English
Owner Nextbook
Editor Alana Newhouse
Commercial No
Launched June 2009; 8 years ago (2009-06)

Tablet is an American Jewish online magazine founded in 2009 by Jewish non-profit Nextbook.[1] It is now an influential address for high-level reporting and arguments regularly cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Associated Press, The New Yorker, and others. With two National Magazine Awards, a stable of Pulitzer-Prize-winning writers and editors, it is considered “a must-read for all young politically and culturally engaged Jews,” according to New York Magazine.[citation needed]

Tablet magazine runs several new pieces each day, in addition to hourly updates on its blog, The Scroll.[citation needed]

Notable stories[edit]

In 2012, questions by Michael C. Moynihan, writing for Tablet, led to Jonah Lehrer's resignation from The New Yorker: Lehrer had invented and cobbled together quotes attributed to Bob Dylan for his biography of the singer, Imagine: How Creativity Works.[2]

In 2017, Tablet hired Gretchen Rachel Hammond, the journalist fired from her job after breaking the news of Jewish activists being expelled from the Chicago DykeMarch[3].

In addition to news and public affairs, Tablet also occasionally publishes big lists of cultural touchstones: 101 Great Jewish Books[4]; The 100 Best Jewish Songs; The 100 Greatest Jewish Films[5]. They're unlike similar lists, in that all the entries are richly written and sharply argued -- and the lists in their entirety tend to be both deeply rooted in tradition ideas while also bucking convention and predictability (e.g., "E.T." as the most Jewish film ever; "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" snagging the #1 spot on the Songs list.)


Previous and current writers and editors associated with Tablet include Allison Hoffman[6], Liel Leibovitz[7][better source needed], Alana Newhouse (founder)[8][better source needed], Marc Tracy[9], and Bari Weiss[10][better source needed].


Tablet has been nominated for five National Magazine Awards, winning first in 2011 for podcasting and again in 2012 for blogging (both categories have since been discontinued).[11]


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