Miller Back from Middle East, Writing for [em]Atlantic[/em]

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.”

–Gabriel Sherman