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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, International Reporting winner: A trip to Mauritania, where an estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. […]

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Longreads Member Pick: After Visiting Friends (Chapter 1), by Michael Hainey

This week’s Longreads Member Pick is the first chapter from the best-selling memoir After Visiting Friends, GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey‘s story of his father’s death and his search for answers. Hainey was 6 years old when his father, newspaperman Bob Hainey, died suddenly, but questions remained about the circumstances around his death.  We’re proud to feature the book. […]

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On the 1962-1963 printers strike in New York that effectively shut down the seven biggest newspapers in the city, killed four of them, and made names for writers like Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe and Nora Ephron: A city without The New York Times inspired rage and scorn, ambivalence and relief. A ‘Talk of the Town’ […]