Meet The Atlantic Daily’s Team

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

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Rosa Inocencio Smith, Writer

I collect the top stories of the day in the “What We’re Following” module and curate the most fascinating long reads in “Evening Read.” I help to edit additional modules, keep an eye on reader engagement, and bring the newsletter from production all the way to pressing “send.”
Favorite verb: Ever since an especially memorable high-school history class, I’ve been looking for excuses to use the verb defenestrate.

Emily Jan, Snapshot

Each day, I select the most striking photography, video and art from our stories for the “Snapshot” module.
When I’m not working on the Daily: I edit photos and commission photography for our site, and run our Instagram page.
Favorite verb: I love the feeling of a good idea starting to percolate.

Annika Neklason, Archive Spotlight

I share snippets from The Atlantic’s archives three times a week: Each Monday and Wednesday, I mark the anniversary of a historical event with a “Look Back” at a relevant article from our past, and each Friday I write about a previously published “Poem of the Week.”
When I’m not working on the Daily: I help bring the best pieces from The Atlantic’s nearly 160-year history into its present-day projects and online presence as an assistant editor on the audience team.
Favorite verb: I’ve always been fond of eschew; there’s something both so dismissive and so genteel about it—the way it sounds, the way it looks, the way it shapes your mouth when you say it. Eschew.

Gracie McKenzie, Urban Developments

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I write up three thought-provoking articles from CityLab, a site from The Atlantic focused on the future of cities.
When I’m not working on the Daily: I share stories and (sometimes) make jokes on CityLab’s social accounts. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn to see!
Favorite verb (at least, this week): Ruminate