The New Yorker

  • December 16, 2016  

    Recently, free speech and censorship on college campuses have been hotly debated. Nathan Heller of The New Yorker believes that the solution to this dilemma lies not in the way we speak, but in the way we listen. When people travel, Heller argues, they process their experiences with a fresh, open mind. This is Heller’s humble opinion on listening as if you’re on a journey. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2016  

    New Yorker magazine cartoon editor Bob Mankoff says he and his staff spend an extraordinary amount of time selecting and editing the cartoons that readers might not find funny. Mankoff offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the cartoons that strike the balance between amusing and poignant. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2016  

    David Remnick has been a writer for The New Yorker since 1992 and its editor since 1998. In the age of modern media, his job requires not only producing a quality magazine, but also keeping up financially and technologically. One of his favorite experiences is encountering a young writer with something new to say. Here he shares his Brief but Spectacular philosophy on editing — and being edited. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2016  

    Why did a police officer use lethal force against Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker, David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Issie Lapowsky of Wired discuss the growing impact of social media in police confrontations, police training in implicit bias and whether video evidence is changing the conversation. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2016  

    Five years of brutal civil war in Syria have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more. Now, a new journalistic project aims to document President Bashar al-Assad’s principal role in the systematic campaign of detention, torture and murder that has left his nation in the throes of chaos. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Ben Taub of The New Yorker to discuss “The Assad Files.” Continue reading

  • February 18, 2016  

    Of all the gossip sites, TMZ goes beyond many of the tabloids by offering documentary-based celebrity news, where claims are backed up by evidence like court documents and raw cellphone footage. The New Yorker’s Nicholas Schmidle sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he learned about TMZ in investigating his recent feature, “The Digital Dirt.” Continue reading

  • June 9, 2015  

    In “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” Mary Norris recounts a life of grammatical grief and glory as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Norris joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the magazine’s style standards, and whether she’s worried about language and literature in the age of spell check and autocorrect. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    After Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing Wednesday, the Chinese dissident said he left under duress. Jeffrey Brown, Xiao Qiang of The China Digital Times and The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos discuss the blind activist’s unclear fate and how his saga has affected U.S.-China relations. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    One hundred years after the Titanic sank, the story of the technological triumph-turned-tragedy still captivates many people. Margaret Warner and writer Daniel Mendelsohn, author of the recent New Yorker piece “Unsinkable: Why We Can’t Let Go of the Titanic,” discuss the story’s staying power. Continue reading

  • April 19, 1996   BY  

    Ken Auletta has written the "Annals of Communications" column for The New Yorker since October, 1992. Continue reading