The American Prospect Gets A New Editor in Kit Rachlis

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After yesterday, today seemed like a good day for good news in local journalism. The American Prospect announced this morning they are bringing 30-year journalism veteran Kit Rachlis to helm the publication. From the release:

Rachlis’ career in journalism spans almost 30 years, during which time he has been an editor at The Village Voice, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and most recently at Los Angeles magazine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kit Rachlis to The Prospect,” said Rapoport, who is also President of Demos (, The American Prospect’s publishing partner. “He is a superb editor and journalist, and brings the perfect blend of skills and experience to this position.

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