Tablet is an American Jewish magazine. Founded in 2009 by Alana Newhouse, under the auspices of Nextbook, 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.
Tablet magazine runs several new pieces each day, in addition to hourly updates on its blog, The Scroll.
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.
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 .
In addition to news and public affairs, Tablet also occasionally publishes big lists of cultural touchstones: 101 Great Jewish Books ; The 100 Best Jewish Songs; The 100 Greatest Jewish Films . 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:
- Kamer, Foster. "Q & A: Michael C. Moynihan, The Guy Who Uncovered Jonah Lehrer’s Fabrication Problem". New York Observer.