Posts Tagged ‘The New Yorker’
Announcing the winner of our annual Cover of The Year contest has us in the magazine cover spirit. So it’s nice to see that The New Yorker has started 2014 off right, with a great illustration by Chris Ware.
Ware writes that the cover — titled “All Together Now” — shows how some people are addicted to documenting special moments, instead of merely experiencing them live:
Sometimes, I’ve noticed with horror that the memories I have of things like my daughter’s birthday parties or the trips we’ve taken together are actually memories of the photographs I took, not of the events themselves, and together, the two somehow become ever more worn and overwrought, like lines gone over too many times in a drawing. The more we give over of ourselves to these devices, the less of our own minds it appears we exercise, and worse, perhaps even concomitantly, the more we coddle and covet the devices themselves.
You had to know you wouldn’t be escaping 2013 without one final award. As you know from FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle, we’re big fans of magazine covers. Below are some of our favorites from the past year.
We know you’re doing the least amount of work possible before the holiday break (no, ordering a DVD of Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style doesn’t count as work). Why not take a minute to vote for your favorite? Just in case you were wondering, The Atlantic won last year’s contest.
The Cover of The Year winner will be announced next Monday, December 30.
An iconic man; an iconic cover. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July, 18 1918 – December 5, 2013).
The Magazine, the iOS-native pub, is looking for writers. The mag, which is 100 percent freelance written, focuses on an array of “stuff that people with [a geeky mind] find interesting,” said executive editor Glenn Fleishman.
According to Fleishman, the content of the pub skirts somewhere between Wired and The New Yorker, and the editors make an effort to be nice to freelancers:
Though the freelance life is filled with perks (flexible hours, being your own boss, etc.), it’s a career that’s tougher than it looks. Late payments (or lack of payments!), chasing down editors, crafting pitches only to never hear back from publications — these are routine travails that freelancers must deal with. Which is why when Mediabistro spoke to the editors of The Magazine, we were shocked for a few reasons: 1) The editors pride themselves on responding to each and every pitch; 2) If they like your idea but your pitch is not up to scratch, they will work with you on getting the pitch just right; and 3) They will put in a lot of time and effort to help you deliver the best piece possible.
To hear more about how to get published in The Magazine, read: How To Pitch: The Magazine.
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Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This Thursday we have Shape versus The New Yorker. For its latest cover, Shape went with the queen of hip-hop, Mary J. Blige. We know, this is an unfair battle already. Blige is not only the legendary Mary J. Blige, she’s 42 years old and looks like that. But look, we don’t need, don’t need, no haters. We just trying to love one another. We just want y’all to have a good time, no more drama in your life. Work real hard to make a dime, if you got beef, your problem, not mine.
Jonathan Shainin has been named news editor of Newyorker.com. Shainin comes to The New Yorker from The Caravan, where he served as senior editor since 2010. This will be Shainin’s second stint with The New Yorker, as he served as fact checker for the magazine from 2005 to 2007.
Shainin was the founding editor of The Review, a supplement to The National in Abu Dhabi. He has also worked at The New York Review of Books and his work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, The Paris Review and more.
“Jonathan is brilliant and beloved here,” Nick Thompson, editor of Newyorker.com, told FishbowlNY. “We couldn’t be more delighted that he’s coming back.”
Shainin starts October 14. He succeeds Alex Koppelman, who departed the New Yorker to join The Guardian.
At the beginning of August, we highlighted – as we sometimes like to – a noteworthy NYC journalism job ad. So it seemed only natural to let you know who went on to land this particular choice gig.
Moving over October 14 from The New Yorker to The Guardian as U.S. news editor is Alex Koppelman. From today’s announcement:
“Alex brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will help us move into the next phase of our growth as a firmly entrenched U.S. news operation,” said Guardian U.S. editor Janine Gibson.
The New Yorker’s latest cover, featuring Bashar al-Assad and Walter White, is a perfect example of the brilliance that can emerge when an artist tackles the intersection of real life and fiction.
The illustration, titled “Bad Chemistry,” was created by the legendary Barry Blitt.
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have The New Yorker versus Complex. The New Yorker’s latest cover — an illustration by Ivan Brunetti — features drawings of extremely busy people. In fact, just looking at this cover makes us tired. Apparently none of those tiny people have heard of Netflix Night.