Deborah Chasman is an editor with decades of experience in book and magazine publishing. A graduate of Harvard University, she is currently editor-in-chief at Boston Review. Throughout her career she has focused on bringing the work of academics to the public sphere—experimenting with both old and new media, and working with both emerging and celebrated writers. Most recently she oversaw the transformation of Boston Review’s publishing model from a subscription-based magazine to a web-focused, membership-driven platform for ideas. She has also served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. During her fellowship year she will explore the ethics of public communication, scrutinizing the way the ecology of modern media constrains our best efforts to communicate across lines of disagreement, and asking what kind of reading and publishing democratic citizenship requires.
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