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The New Republic Turns 100

The New Republic is 100 years old and yet it doesn’t look a day over 23. The first TNR was published November 7, 1914.

To celebrate its birthday, TNR has published a special centennial issue featuring content from Hanna Rosin, Hendrik Hertzberg, Jonathan Chait, Michael Lewis and many more.

The double issue clocks in at 144 pages and hits newsstands today. To get you started, check out the Franklin Foer feature on the history of TNR and how it helped launch modern liberalism:

Unlike the highbrow little magazines to come in the 1930s, The New Republic wasn’t intended to be a clubby conversation among the hyper-literate. [Herbert] Croly had a very specific understanding of elites: They were meant to be a vanguard that would self-consciously shape the political culture of the country and set its artistic standards. Croly wanted his publication to serve as a transmission belt of ideas, carrying the thoughts of intellectuals to a much broader and, therefore, much more meaningful audience.

See TNR’s first cover below. It was… Plain!

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Of Course Michael Lewis Needed Quote Approval for Obama Piece

Michael Lewis, the man who was given “unprecedented access” to President Barack Obama for a Vanity Fair piece, has admitted that the White House approved each quote that was eventually included in the article. To this we say, of course Lewis needed quote approval. It’s an article about the president!

The New York Times reports that Lewis said very little of what he presented to the White House was dismissed, and what was didn’t matter much to his story. Lewis reported that a conversation on Obama’s Florida electoral strategy and one “moving exchange” were nixed by the powers that be.

If the latter was an impassioned defense by Obama of Animal Planet’s Call of The Wildman, we’re a little annoyed that it was excluded. However, we do understand.

 

[Image - Pete Souza/Official White House Photograph]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Howard Stern (left) Marks 30th Anniversary of New York Debut at WNBC, August 30
  2. Cover Battle: The New Yorker or Vice, August 30
  3. Fox Execs Move to Fix Good Day New York, September 4
  4. Anne Fulenwider Succeeds Joanne Coles at Marie Claire, September 4
  5. Vanity Fair Offers Preview of Michael Lewis‘ Obama Piece, September 5
  6. FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Again Make Case for Dave Price‘s Exodus from Good Day New York, August 30

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Vanity Fair Offers Preview of Michael Lewis’ Obama Piece

Everyone has been worked up about Michael Lewis’ profile of President Barack Obama in Vanity Fair, so we were excited to see that a preview is now up on the magazine’s website. The October issue hits newsstands this week (nationally September 11). Below are a few highlights from the piece.

Obama on what he lost when he became President:

You can’t wander around. It’s much harder to be surprised. You don’t have those moments of serendipity. You don’t bump into a friend in a restaurant you haven’t seen in years. The loss of anonymity and the loss of surprise is an unnatural state. You adapt to it, but you don’t get used to it — at least I don’t.

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Vanity Fair Gets Substantial Access to President Obama

Vanity Fair’s October issue is getting a lot of buzz because of an article being penned by Moneyball author, Michael Lewis. According to The New York Times, Lewis was granted “extensive access” to President Barack Obama for the piece, something that is fairly rare, especially when you consider the timing of the article.

No one is quite sure what Lewis’ piece is going to focus on, though sources told the Times it will touch on leadership.

If Lewis really did get atypical access to Obama, the article will be worth checking out. Maybe we’ll even finally hear what kind of treat Bo likes best.

2012 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced

The 2012 Gerald Loeb Award finalists have been announced. The awards celebrate excellence in business and financial journalism. Along with the news, Jerry Seib, Deputy Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Winnie O’Kelley, Deputy Business Editor at The New York Times, received the Lawrence Minard Editor Award.

Here are the finalists for the Large Newspaper and Magazine categories. For the rest, click here.

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Magazines:

NYT Snags Three Loeb Business Journalism Awards; WSJ, “60 Minutes” Each Get Two

loeb.pngLast night, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management presented its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards at the New York Athletic Club.

The New York Times was the big winner of the night, with business and financial editor Lawrence Ingrassia receiving the Lawrence Minard Editor Award and the paper and its magazine winning three of the 12 competition categories including the Large Newspaper and Magazine categories and the Best Writing award, which went to Gretchen Morgenson. (Rick Rothacker of The Charlotte Observer also won in the Best Writing category.)

The Wall Street Journal and CBS News’ “60 Minutes” both took home two awards each, and now defunct business magazine Portfolio earned one win in the Feature Writing category for Michael Lewis‘ story “The End.”

A full list of the winners after the jump

Earlier: Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Times, Economist Editors Get Career Achievement Awards

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TheAtlantic.com Launches Business Channel

atlanbusy.pngTheAtlantic.com appears to be continuing its march to online dominance with the announcement that it has launched a business channel. Business.TheAtlantic.com, which went live today (Bank of America is the launch sponsor) will be edited by Megan McArdle and focus on business and economics featuring “original posts, dispatches, interviews and more from a range of experts”, including The Atlantic‘s Tyler Cowen, Conor Clarke, Arnold Kling, Jim Manzi, Grant McCracken, and Bart Wilson. The page will be edited Currently running on the site is an interview with uber-business journalist Michael Lewis.

According to The Atlantic this is just the first of several new online channels to be introduced. Full release after the jump.

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