New York Times Columnist David Brooks Joins New America Board of Directors

Press Release
Feb. 26, 2016

New America is pleased to announce the appointment of journalist and commentator David Brooks to its board of directors.

Mr. Brooks currently writes for the New York Times on political and cultural issues, and is a regular commenter on PBS Newshour. In 2015 he published The Road to Character, in which he explored humility and the strength of character through a series of short biographical sketches. He previously worked on the editorial staffs of the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Times.

“I am excited about the work being done at New America,” Mr. Brooks said. “This is an organization committed to developing big ideas. They also have developed creative ways of engaging thought leaders and the public around those ideas, and have created a unique advantage in the very important conversation about technology and policy.”

“We are delighted to have David bring inventive ideas to the table,” said New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter. “His deep grasp of the concepts of values and character will be integral to our mission of creating a narrative of American renewal across the country.”

The New America board of directors is chaired by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, Inc., and includes top leaders from media, nonprofits, and the private sector.