Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, a unit of the Washington Post Co. devoted to developing Webbased publications. Weisberg joined Slate as chief political correspondent shortly after its founding in 1996. He succeeded Michael Kinsley to become Slate’s second editor from 2002-08, when he handed the job over to David Plotz. Before joining Slate, Weisberg wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, The Bush Tragedy, was a New York Times best-seller in 2008. He is the co-author, with Robert E. Rubin, of In an Uncertain World (2003).
[extracted from 2009 festival brochure]