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National Magazine Awards

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, May 9, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    @MySecondEmpire Oh, are the National Magazine Awards tonight, too? Jeez, I had no idea. Sure glad I can drink alone at home instead! #eeyoreface
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's actually why I threw in that line.

    Jones has a good sense of humor.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I am really glad that Atul Gawande won the public service category for "Letting Go." It was the most important magazine story, I feel, that I read this past year. A tweet about "death panels" gets read by probably 1,000 times as many people as will read a 5,000-word piece in The New Yorker, but if you care about nuance and multiple sides to an issue, then you owe it to yourself to read that piece.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Gawande and "important" magazine stories are almost redundant.

    When I see his byline show up in my weekly New Yorker I will always read.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I haven't read it yet, but with that kind of recommendation, I will.

    Here it is for anyone else who wants to read it:

  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Boom, have you read "Complications" or "The Checklist Manifesto"? The latter arose from a New Yorker article (and you can even see seeds of it in "Complications").

    What is great about him is how non-partisan his arguments are. I feel like I am getting it straight when I read his thoughts on health care.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Have not read Complications or Check List but both in my pile of must reads.

    Check List is really intriguing. I'm more of a fly by seat of pants type that always wants to move to list driven style.

    What Gawande seems to accomplish in a day certainly makes a good argument for check list.
  9. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    That was a fantastic read. Thanks for pointing it out, Dick. I really need to get a subscription to New Yorker.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    iPad subscriptions available now:

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