- By Blake Hounshell
Blake Hounshell is managing editor at Foreign Policy, having formerly been Web editor. Hounshell oversees ForeignPolicy.com and has commissioned and edited numerous cover stories for the print magazine, including National Magazine Award finalist "Why Do They Hate Us?" by Mona Eltahawy. He also edits The Cable, FP's first foray into daily original reporting, and was editor of Colum Lynch's Turtle Bay, which in 2011 won a National Magazine award for best reporting in a digital format.
Blake joined Foreign Policy in 2006 after living in Cairo, where he studied Arabic, missed his Steelers finally win one for the thumb, and worked for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Blake was a 2011 finalist for the Livingston Awards prize for young journalists for his reporting on the Arab uprisings, and his Twitter feed was named one of Time magazine's "140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011." Under his leadership, in 2008, Passport, FP's flagship blog, won Media Industry Newsletter's "Best of the Web" award in the blog category. Along with Elizabeth Dickinson, he edited Southern Tiger: Chile's Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future, the memoirs of former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.
A graduate of Yale University, Blake speaks mangled Arabic and French, is an avid runner, and lives in Washington with his wife, musician Sandy Choi, and their toddler, David. Follow him on Twitter @blakehounshell.
Today, we launched a new feature, My Network, that shows you how your friends are reading Foreign Policy on the Web. The new box, which appears on the right-hand side of each page of our site, lists a selection of the FP articles and blog posts Facebook users enjoyed most.
If you’re logged in to Facebook and your browser is pointed to ForeignPolicy.com, you’ll see recommendations from friends in your personal network. You can also make your own recommendations by hitting the “Like” button at the end of an article or blog post.
My Network is a “beta” feature, and there will undoubtedly be a few surprises as we all explore how it works in the real world. We welcome your feedback, and any ideas you might have for making ForeignPolicy.com a better, more social experience. Happy reading.
—Blake Hounshell, managing editor