Everyone Should Fear What Happened to the Gothamist Sites

Former LAist editor-in-chief Julia Wick writes on the power of local journalism — and the dangers it’s currently facing.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: CityLab
Published: Nov 6, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,540 words)

Who Is Justin Trudeau?

Four stories about Canada’s next Prime Minister.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 20, 2015

Inside Scientology: A Reading List

Stories about Scientology from Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, JSTOR Daily, and The Daily Beast.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 20, 2015

Seven Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Here are seven stories about (or by) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., exploring different facets of his life and legacy.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 19, 2015

The Dark Arts: A Corporate Espionage Reading List

Here are five stories that delve deep into the murky world of corporate information gathering.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 12, 2015

Interview: ‘Poor Teeth’ Writer Sarah Smarsh on Class and Journalism

“Poverty isn’t a beat. Money is foundational to just about every human experience in our lopsided global economy. If you don’t realize that, you’ve probably never gone without it.”

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 7, 2014
Length: 10 minutes (2,674 words)

A Kurt Cobain Reading List in Reverse Chronological Order

On the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, seven snapshots of his life and legacy.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Apr 7, 2014

Reading List: The Political Mistress

From Monica to the D.C. Madam, some all-time favorite stories on politics, sex and power.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 30, 2013

Reading List: Required Reading from Journalism Professors

Six syllabi from journalism professors on what you should be reading. Are you teaching a course? Share yours in the comments.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 26, 2013

Reading List: What Happens to Whistleblowers After They Speak Out

From Deep Throat to Thomas Drake: Julia Wick selects five classic stories from The New York Times, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair and more.

Author: Julia Wick
Source: Longreads
Published: Aug 26, 2013