“What happened to the National Enquirer after it went all in for Trump?”
If we figure out how Tucker Carlson went from promising gonzo journalist to “shouty guy in the bow tie,” maybe we’ll figure out what happened to America.
Brendan Fitzgerald interviews Rita Dove on how she plans to approach her upcoming one-year stint as poetry editor at New York Times Magazine. Taking over for Terrance Hayes this summer, Dove has free rein to select a poem that will appear in the magazine each week, along with her short introduction. Dove is the fourth poet to hold the poetry editor position.
Before Gawker there was MORE, a scrappy magazine of media criticism that wanted to hold journalists feet to the flames: “It questioned the objectivity that the New York press had long held onto. And it ended up chronicling one of the most eventful and transformative decades in American journalism.”
An as-told-to account of what has to be one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in journalism: interviewing women enslaved by ISIS fighters, reporting on their experiences being repeatedly raped and having their lives threatened. Fearless New York Times writer Rukmini Callimachi talks to Elon Green.
Funt goes deep on the evolution of a New York Times columnist.
Like the victims whose stories they tell, reporters who cover rape will often face considerable challenges to their credibility. CJR looks at how Jon Krakauer reported his new book “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” in the context of other reporting on rape.
Vice has come a long way from its 1994 roots as the Voice of Montreal, a countercultural magazine funded by Canadian welfare money. Can the company retain the swagger of its youth as a mature, corporate organization with 1,500 employees in 36 global offices?
Steve Hendricks looks at why the press loves to hate underdogs, and how their treatment of Bernie Sanders belies the fact that he just might have a shot.