News at The Atlantic

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Hello, I’m Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic’s news editor.

The return of blogging to the site presents us with a challenge: how to quickly keep abreast of what’s happening in the world while at the same time keeping in mind the sensibility of The Atlantic. In other words, how to be both timely and interesting.

This, of course, will be a work in progress.

What you’ll see here is a mix of what’s happening in the world and what we—and, hopefully, you—find interesting. We’ll start at about 6 a.m. every day with a Note on the news we’re following. There will be a similar note every afternoon. This, we hope, will not only let our readers know the stories we have our eyes on, but also serve as a tip sheet for my colleagues through the day.

Some of the items on these Notes will lend themselves to quick, short stories; others will be the subject of longer, analytical pieces; and there will be still others that will live on solely in the Notes.

For more on what else we’re trying to achieve with Notes, do read Gould, Matt, and Chris.

We invite you to let us know not only what you think, but also what you find interesting. Please also send us tips and stories on your radar to