National Correspondent, The Atlantic
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. For three years he and his wife Deb have been reporting on American civic resilience in their “American Futures” series. Fallows previously reported extensively from outside the United States and worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. He has written ten books, including Blind into Baghdad, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, and China Airborne. He has won the National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China. He’s done regular public-radio commentary since the 1980s.