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Manhattan Institute hires John Tierney as contributing editor to City Journal

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Manhattan Institute is pleased to welcome best-selling author and columnist John Tierney as contributing editor to its quarterly publication, City Journal.

Tierney brings with him significant experience in print and media, joining City Journal after more than two decades as a reporter and columnist with the New York Times. He wrote about urban politics, economics, and culture in his column, "The Big City," which appeared in the New York Times Magazine and in the paper's Metro section, and which won the New York State Publishers Association Award. He has also written columns in the Times about national politics and science.

Prior to joining the Times, Tierney was a contributing editor to Discover and Health magazines, a staff writer at Science 81-85 magazine, a reporter for the Washington Star and the Bergen Record, and a freelance writer whose reporting took him to all seven continents. His work has been widely published, including in The Atlantic, Esquire, New York Magazine, Reader's Digest, Vogue, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

"I'm thrilled to be writing for City Journal," said Tierney. "I've admired its style and smarts ever since I started covering New York during the city's bad old days. It's the ultimate in urbanity -- the magazine whose ideas have revived cities around the world."

Tierney's latest book, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (Penguin Press, 2011), was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 20 languages. Co-written with the social psychologist Roy F. Baumeister, Willpower tells the story of scientists' rediscovery of willpower and its implications outside the laboratory.

"It's a privilege for me to welcome John Tierney to City Journal," said Brian Anderson, Editor of City Journal. "He's a terrific journalist with deep knowledge about an array of policy issues and a unique understanding of how science and politics intersect."

CONTACT: Michele Jacob mjacob@manhattan-institute.org 646-839-3387Source:Manhattan Institute