A source at the Atlantic confirms that former New York Times reporter/journalistic privilege test case Judith Miller is working on a piece for the magazine. The possibility of Miller’s return to writing was first reported yesterday by Gawker. According to the Atlantic source, Miller is working on a reported piece–and not a first-person account of her crisis at the Times, like Howell Raines’ 20,000-odd word Atlantic piece of May 2004.
Newly appointed Atlantic editor James Bennet does not yet have a working phone line. Reached by phone, Miller declined to comment on her Atlantic assignment. “I just got back from the Middle East,” she said. “I can’t talk right now.”