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College Longreads Pick: 'Magazine Junkies,' by Nolan Feeney, Northwestern

Every week, Syracuse University professor Aileen Gallagher helps Longreads highlight the best of college journalism. Here’s this week’s pick:  For readers, summer travel offers a chance to discover a new bookstore or read a magazine you’ve never encountered before. This week’s College Longreads selection takes us to City Newsstand in Chicago, a magazine store that carries […]

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‘My Body Stopped Speaking to Me’: The First-Person Account of a Near-Death Experience

Our recent Longreads Member Pick by National Magazine Award winner Andrew Corsello from GQ is now free for everyone. Special thanks to our Longreads Members for helping bring these stories to you—if you’re not a member, join us here. “My Body Stopped Speaking to Me,” is a personal story about Corsello’s near-death experience, first published […]

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College Longreads Pick of the Week: 'The Shady Lady,' by Danny Valdes, Dartmouth

Every week, Syracuse University professor Aileen Gallagher and Longreads highlight the best of college journalism. This week’s pick is “The Shady Lady,” by Danny Valdes, and it comes from Dartmouth College, where professor and bestselling author Jeff Sharlet worked with his class to create 40 Towns, a new literary journalism project. Sharlet explains: “40 Towns is a new online […]

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College Longreads Pick of the Week: 'Light from Darkness,' by Mary Kenney, Indiana University

Every week, Syracuse University professor Aileen Gallagher is helping Longreads highlight the best of college journalism. Here’s this week’s pick: Recent Indiana University journalism student Mary Kenney used her study-abroad experience in India to test her abilities as a foreign correspondent. In “Light From Darkness,” Kenney profiles a sex worker named Akshaya. Akshaya was a […]

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3 Stories from Young Journalists Honored at the Livingston Awards

The Livingston Awards are handed out every year to celebrate outstanding work from journalists under 35. Here are this year’s winning stories, honored this week in New York:  “Slavery’s Last Stronghold” (John D. Sutter & Edythe McNamee, CNN.com) International Reporting winner: A trip to Mauritania, where an estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. […]