James Fallows, founding Chairman of New America’s Board of Directors, is a highly acclaimed author, journalist, editor, and media commentator. Currently a National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and formerly Editor of U.S. News & World Report, Mr. Fallows is also known to public radio listeners through his commentaries on Morning Edition in the 1980s and 1990s, Weekend All Things Considered in the 2000s, and now on Marketplace.
Mr. Fallows has authored several influential books, including Looking at the Sun, More Like Us, Blind Into Baghdad, and National Defense, for which he won a National Book Award. His book, Breaking the News, helped spark a much-needed national debate about the profound problems in American journalism. His most recent books Postcards from Tomorrow Square and China Airborne, are based on his years of reporting from China, from 2006 to 2008. He won a National Magazine Award in 2003 and a NY Emmy for a documentary about China in 2010. He and his wife Deborah are now traveling the country for their 'American Futures' series of reports on economic and cultural resilience in small and medium-sized towns.