Alana Newhouse


Alana Newhouse is a writer and editor. Newhouse grew up in Lawrence, New York. She is a graduate of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, a 1997 graduate of Barnard College, and a 2002 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After college, Newhouse worked for political consultant David Garth. Her journalism career began at The Forward, where she was a religion reporter before being named Arts and Culture editor in 2003. In 2008 she became editor of Nextbook. She established Tablet Magazine for Nextbook in 2009. Newhouse is a contributor to other media outlets, most notably The New York Times. In April 2010, she reported on a new discovery related to the photography of Roman Vishniac for The New York Times Magazine and, in July 2010, penned a controversial essay on Jewish conversion for the op-ed page titled "The Diaspora Need Not Apply".  ( Wikipedia article )


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Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway
Barnard College

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