Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Atlantic cover story on reparations has sparked reactions from outrage to enthusiastic agreement, and he sat down yesterday with Anne-Marie Slaughter of the New America Foundation to discuss how we can address three centuries of systemic racism. He builds his case on the story of a 91-year-old black man who fled Depression-era Mississippi and moved to Chicago, only to discover that he couldn’t get the government-sponsored mortgage that he needed to buy a home.
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The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting submissions for its 2014 Hillman Prizes, which honor the best investigative journalism. The Prizes are issued for the following categories: Books, Newspaper Reporting, Magazine Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, Opinion Journalism and Web Journalism.
All entries will be judged by Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist and editor-at- large, The American Prospect; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; Rose Marie Arce, senior producer, CNN; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic.
Entries must be received by January 31. For more on how to submit work, click through.
The National Magazine Awards (a.k.a. The Ellies) were given out last night and almost every magazine you can think of won, aside from The New Yorker. The magazine was nominated five times, but failed to take home a paperweight that vaguely resembles an elephant for the first time since 2007. But don’t feel bad for The New Yorker. It’s still The New Yorker.
Other notables from the Ellies: New York won Magazine of The Year and National Geographic won four times, the most of any magazine.
Below is the extremely long list of winners.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation has announced the Hillman Award winners, which are given out annually to journalists who promote social and economic justice with their work. This year’s award ceremony will be held May 1 at The TimesCenter building.
The judges selecting the winners included Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-Large, The American Prospect and columnist for WaPo; Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Nation; Susan Meiselas, a Magnum photographer; and Rose Marie Arce, Senior Producer, CNN.
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers, Verso Books
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Justin Smith, President of Atlantic Media Company, hosted a party at his home in New York last night in honor of Atlantic Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal, who recently published “Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.”
The party was packed with New York media insiders. Here are some pictures from the evening:
Alex Madrigal and Chance:
Writers for The Atlantic and TheAtlantic.com like Corby Kummer, Marc Ambinder, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Megan McArdle sipped champagne or checked out the incredible view from the balcony at The Glass Houses on the top floor of the Chelsea Arts Tower, as slides of the Atlantic 50 streamed above the bar.
Atlantic Consumer Media chair David Bradley, president Justin Smith and editor James Bennet later said a few words for the crowd, which included The New York Times‘s Frank Rich and David Carr, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol from Mediaite.com and AOL DailyFinance‘s Jeff Bercovici.
“We like to fight with each other,” Bennet said of the impetus behind launching Atlantic Wire, which gathers some of the best opinions on the biggest topics of the day in one place.
Bradley, who leads arguably one of the few media companies that is growing despite the recession, offered some advice to would-be media moguls. “Before you own a media company, you should own a company that does well,” he said, noting how his previous experience in business allowed him to effectively operate Atlantic Consumer Media.
Well he certainly knows how to put on a party.
More photos after the jump
More lists! Maybe itemizing things makes the terrible year media we just suffered easier to bear. Also it’s a fun way to fill the time between now and opening the champagne. Anyway, here’s the final installment:
- Rex Sorgatz has put together a very smart list of this year’s most notable blogs. Parts of which made us wonder if we spend enough time on the Internet! The list includes the notable likes of, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nate Silver, NYT.com, Kanye West, Ana Marie Cox, and something called Single Serving Blogs — Rex explains it all here!
- Twitter! And lots of it, in the form of the top twenty Twitter posts of 2008.
- Over at TVNewser you can take your pick of any number of lists and polls. In fact you might call it a list and poll bonanza! We’re not kidding, go see for yourself.
- Meanwhile over at Galley Cat, you can find a round-up of 2008 stories divided into months. Seriously industrious.
- Andrew Sullivan is posting the winners of the 2008 Daily Dish Awards.
- Of course if none of this will suffice, there is always George Bush’s reading list.
- And speaking of reading lists, here’s a sort of list of memoirs that didn’t make it past the ever vigilant guardians of the publishing world.
At this point expectations for any real insight from Maureen Dowd are fairly low, but if anyone needed further proof that MoDo was not up to the magnitude of last week’s election results they certainly got it in Sunday’s column wherein she recounts all the interactions she’s since witnessed between white people and black people: “Everywhere I go, some white person is asking some black person how they feel…I saw one white customer quiz his black waitress at length at a chic soul food restaurant downtown…I saw three white women asking a black bartender at the Bombay Club…I saw a white-haired white woman down the block from me running out to strike up a conversation with a black U.P.S. delivery guy.” Then she tries to hit up her mailman. Over at the Atlantic.com Ta-Nehisi Coates had this to say:
Hmm…waitress, bartender, UPS man, mailman. I’m sensing a pattern here. Is Maureen Dowd only concerned with black people who bring shit to white people? Wait? No?…There is so much more snapping to be done here. (Dude, white folks are wishing for holograms — HOLOGRAMS — of Negroes!) But I’m a gentleman, and this is like taking a candy from a baby — a saucy, red-headed baby — but a baby nonetheless. Seriously though, sometimes it’s OK to just give a pound, mutter “respect, respect,” and keep it moving. When in doubt, just keep it moving.
TheAtlantic.com has announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates, 32, will be joining the website’s blogging masthead. Coates has previously held positions as Time and the Village Voice. Earlier this year he penned and piece for The Atlantic titled “‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’” about Bill Cosby’s Black Conservatism, as well, he published his childhood memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
TheAtlantic.com has managed to establish a strong online presence over the past year or so, beginning with Andrew Sullivan who moved there after only a year with Time. The line-up now includes Ross Douthat, Megan McArdle, Jeffery Goldberg, Clive Crook, James Fallows, and campaign must-read Marc Ambinder. Coates ostensibly fills the slot left vacant by Matt Yglesias who departed the site this week for the Center for American Progress.