The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry

The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry

by Victor Navasky, Evan Cornog

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ISBN-13: 9780231504690
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Series: Columbia Journalism Review Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Victor S. Navasky, editor of The Nation from 1978, became editorial director and publisher in 1995 and is now its publisher emeritus. He is the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the Delacorte Center of Magazines and chairs the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of Kennedy Justice; Naming Names, which won a National Book Award; and A Matter of Opinion, which won the George Polk Book Award.

Evan Cornog is dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University and a former publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of three books of political history and served as press secretary to New York Mayor Edward I. Koch. He has worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker and Wigwag Magazines and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The American Scholar, and Columbia Journalism Review.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Evan Cornog and Victor S. Navasky
1. Talking About Writing for Magazines (Which One Shouldn't Do), by John Gregory Dunne
2. Magazine Editing Then and Now, by Ruth Reichl
3. How to Become the Editor-in-Chief of Your Favorite Women's Magazine, by Roberta Myers
4. Editing a Thought-Leader Magazine, by Michael Kelly
5. Fact-Checking at The New Yorker, by Peter Canby
6. A Magazine Needs Copyeditors Because..., by Barbara Walraff
7. How to Talk to the Art Director, by Chris Dixon
8. Three Weddings and a Funeral, by Tina Brown
9. The Simpler the Idea, the Better, by Peter W. Kaplan
10. The Publisher's Role: Crusading Defender of the First Amendment or Advertising Salesman?, by John R. MacArthur
11. Editing Books Versus Editing Magazines, by Robert Gottlieb
12. The Reader Is King, by Felix Dennis

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What People are Saying About This

Robert S. Boynton

"With all the economic challenges facing magazines, we sometimes forget how how important they are to the culture. But how do magazines work? In these fascinating essays, we learn the intricacies of the magazine from some of the finest editors, art directors, fact-checkers, publishers and writers in the business.Evan Cornog and Victor Navasky have produced a book that reminds us of the fun,drama and excitement of magazines."

Robert S. Boynton, author of The New New Journalism, and director of the Literary Reportage concentration at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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