Tablet (magazine)

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Tablet Magazine
Tablet Magazine logo.jpg
Available in English
Owner Nextbook
Editor Alana Newhouse
Commercial No
Launched June 2009; 9 years ago (2009-06)

Tablet is an American Jewish online magazine founded in 2009 by Jewish non-profit Nextbook.[1] It is generally regarded as an influential address for high-level reporting and arguments regularly cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Associated Press, The New Yorker, and others, and has a stable of Pulitzer-Prize-winning writers and editors as well as two National Magazine Awards.[citation needed]

Tablet magazine runs several new pieces each day, in addition to hourly updates on its blog, The Scroll.[citation needed]

Notable stories[edit]

In 2012, questions by Michael C. Moynihan, writing for Tablet, led to Jonah Lehrer's resignation from The New Yorker: Lehrer had invented and cobbled together quotes attributed to Bob Dylan for his biography of the singer, Imagine: How Creativity Works.[2]

In 2017, Tablet hired Gretchen Rachel Hammond, a Chicago journalist fired from her job at Windy City Times after breaking the news of Jewish activists being expelled from the Chicago Dyke March.[3][4]

In addition to news and public affairs, Tablet also occasionally publishes big lists of cultural touchstones: 101 Great Jewish Books;[5] The 100 Best Jewish Songs; The 100 Greatest Jewish Films;[6] 100 most Jewish Foods.[7]


Previous and current writers and editors associated with Tablet include Allison Hoffman,[8] Liel Leibovitz, Alana Newhouse (founder), Marc Tracy,[9] and Bari Weiss.


Tablet has been nominated for five National Magazine Awards, winning first in 2011 for podcasting and again in 2012 for blogging (both categories have since been discontinued).[10]


  1. ^ Carr, David. "A New Online Magazine About Jewish News and Culture". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Kamer, Foster. "Q & A: Michael C. Moynihan, The Guy Who Uncovered Jonah Lehrer's Fabrication Problem". New York Observer. 
  3. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (9 August 2017). "Tablet magazine hires reporter who broke Chicago Dyke March story". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Welcoming Gretchen Hammond to Tablet". 
  5. ^ "Tablet Magazine's List of 101 Great Jewish Books". 
  6. ^ "100 Greatest Jewish Films Archives". Tablet Magazine. 
  7. ^ "Tablet Magazine's 100 Most Jewish Foods". Tablet Magazine’s 100 Most Jewish Foods List. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  8. ^ Grinapol, Corinne (January 17, 2017). "Allison Hoffman Joins Politico as National Editor". Adweek. Retrieved 2018-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Marc Tracy". April 25, 2018 – via 
  10. ^ "National Magazine Award Winners 1966–2015". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 

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