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Joan Connell

Joan Connell is an award-winning journalist with a longstanding interest in religion, ethics and online media.

She was Senior Editor at MSN.com, formulating editorial policy and strategy for the Microsoft portal. From 1997 to 2003, she was Executive Producer for Opinions at MSNBC.com. and Editor of Religion News Service. Earlier, she was a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service in Washington,DC, where she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for reporting on religion, ethics and moral issues.

She also worked as Religion & Ethics Editor at the San Jose Mercury News and as a reporter and editor at the Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, Washington.


  • April 26, 2008

    A Whole New Relationship

    This is more than just a new homepage. Our new site offers new ways to mine the richness of America's oldest weekly journal of politics and culture.

    Joan Connell

  • April 24, 2008

    Things Have Changed

    Notice anything different about this page? The online edition of The Nation just got a makeover. Here's a guide to the changes.

    Joan Connell

  • Journalists and JournalismDecember 19, 2007

    Best of The Nation 2007

    It was a year of alarming news and amazing reporting on the Iraq War, the rise of private mercenary firms, the burgeoning business of disaster capitalism, an ever more vulnerable environment. Here's how The Nation covered the year.

    Joan Connell

  • Alterman’s Arrest

    Eric Alterman, arrested in New Hampshire over whether he really belonged at a post-debate party, explains exactly what happened.

    Joan Connell

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