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Jacob Weisberg
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group
Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, a unit of Graham Holdings Company devoted to developing and managing web-based publications. Weisberg joined Slate shortly after its founding in 1996 as chief political correspondent. He succeeded Michael Kinsley to become Slate's second editor from 2002 until 2008, when he handed the job over to David Plotz. Before joining Slate, Weisberg wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, “The Bush Tragedy,” a New York Times bestseller in 2008. He is the co-author, with Robert E. Rubin, of “In an Uncertain Work” (2003). He is also the author of the 1996 book “In Defense of Government,” the 2000 eBook “The Road to Chadville” and the “Bushisms” series.