Tim Dickinson

writer / editor / speaker

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Bio

Based in Portland, Oregon, Tim Dickinson has more than 15 years experience writing and editing for national magazines.

He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, where he has covered the National Affairs beat since 2004 and specializes in longform features, profiles, and investigative journalism. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Political Writing, reported on the NBC nightly news, tweeted by @barackobama, excerpted by the Wall Street Journal, and featured frequently on the homepage of the Huffington Post. 

Previously, Dickinson was Articles Editor at Mother Jones, where he tackled everything from charticles to cover stories. During his six-year tenure, Dickinson was a key member of the team awarded a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2001 and nominated again in 2003. He is co-author of Lie-by-Lie, a timeline of the Iraq war that was a 2007 National Magazine Award finalist for best Interactive Feature.

Dickinson is a regular guest on cable news, with appearances on MSNBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera English. His radio career includes a bucket-list interview with Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” Dickinson has debated politics and the future of journalism from Stanford to Zurich. In 2012, he spoke at Dartmouth, sharing the stage with a dean of the Tuck School of Business. 

Dickinson is a high honors graduate of Wesleyan University and an alum of the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference.

Find him on Twitter: @7im.

“I read some of the articles that Tim Dickinson and others have produced in Rolling Stone. I understand the point of view that they’re bringing.” — President Barack Obama

“Tim Dickinson has been consistently among the most effective, most insightful political reporters over the last decade in our country.” — Bobby Kennedy, Jr.

"This guy’s name is Tim Dickinson, and he is an absolute nut… a mind-numbed robot." —Rush Limbaugh