The Atlantic adds Newkirk on policy

The Atlantic welcomes Vann R. Newkirk II to its politics and policy team. Newkirk comes to the publication from Daily Kos, where he has been a writer.

"Here’s some great news: @fivefifths is coming to @TheAtlantic to work with @YAppelbaum, @sachaZee, et al. on politics & policy. Excelsior," announces Atlantic editor J.J. Gould.

Newkirk followed that up by tweeting, "brb, going to work at @TheAtlantic."

"Vann R. Newkirk II, the inimitable @fivefifths, is going to be an @TheAtlantic journalist. Be as excited as I am, plz," requests deputy editor Matt Thompson.

"All praises to @nonlinearnotes @JamilahLemieux @ElenaBergeron for the introduction to the game. Editors who always looked out," Newkirk later tweets, to which Ebony's Jamilah Lemieux quipped in reply, "I am so excited, I def thought they had hit their Black quota...FOREVA."

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