Graduate School of Journalism students have produced the fifth issue of "The New York Review of Magazines" (NYRM), offering an inside look at trends and people in magazine publishing. Produced under the guidance of Victor Navasky, publisher of "The Nation" and Delacorte Professor of Journalism, this issue probes what's new in the world of magazines.
"NYRM is written, edited and designed by those who will be running this country's magazines in the not too distant future," said Navasky. "Anyone who is interested in new trends and innovations in the magazine industry will want to read it."
Selected feature articles include "Who Owns the Conservative Movement?" exploring how Pat Buchanan's new magazine, "The American Conservative," exposes a schism in the faction. Other stories reveal why new investors are betting on "The New Republic," why a former "New Yorker" publisher left for the bilingual magazine "Latina," and which teen magazines really rock.
NYRM also interviews editors from the "New Yorker," "Radar" and other publications about the biggest challenges facing their field, and where they stood during the first week of the war in Iraq. Rounding out this issue of NYRM are thoughtful reviews of new magazines across the spectrum of the newsstand, from "Oxford America" to "Budget Living" and "Gene Simmons Tongue."
"The New York Review of Magazines" is published through the George Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism. The 14-member NYRM student editorial team was enrolled in the spring 2003 Producing a Magazine course. In addition to Navasky, other faculty advisors include adjunct professors Scott Sherman, contributing editor to the "Columbia Journalism Review," and Roger Youman, former editor of "TV Guide."
Notably, the Society of Professional Journalists has named NYRM a top finalist in its National Mark of Excellence Award, to be announced in mid September.
Click to view "The New York Review of Magazines." To obtain a complimentary copy, write to the Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, Journalism Building, Room 701, New York, NY, 10027. Or, call (212)854-6581.