Nextbook Inc. Staff
Morton Landowne, executive director
Jonathan Rosen, editorial director
Alana Newhouse, creative director
As executive director of Nextbook Inc., Morton Landowne is responsible for overseeing all facets of the project. Before taking this position, Morton spent his career in the private sector, specializing in administration and marketing. Morton has a B.A. from Yeshiva College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and he served as president of Edah, a think tank dedicated to giving voice to the values and ideology of Judaism, and publisher of the Edah Journal. He also serves as vice-president of the Ohr Torah Stone Institutions of Israel, a network of institutions for Jewish Education, focusing on social justice and Jewish unity, founded in 1983 by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. He served on the founding board of the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan. He and his wife, Rose, have lived in Manhattan for more than 30 years and are active participants in its rich cultural life, with particular interest in the visual arts, theater, ballet, and film. Morton has contributed articles to Jewish Action Magazine and The Jewish Week.
Alana Newhouse joined Nextbook.org in September 2008 and oversaw its redesign and relaunch as Tablet Magazine. Before that, she spent five years as culture editor of the Forward, where she supervised coverage of books, films, dance, music, art, and ideas. She also started a line of Forward-branded books with W.W. Norton and edited its maiden publication, A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Alana has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Slate.
Jonathan Rosen is the author of the novel Eve’s Apple; The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds; and Joy Comes in the Morning (September 2004). In 1990, Jonathan created the Arts & Letters section of the Forward, which he oversaw for ten years. Jonathan studied English literature as an undergraduate at Yale and as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, the American Scholar, and several anthologies.