A Company Built on a Bluff
How Shane Smith built Vice.
How Shane Smith built Vice.
How the Christian film industry works.
A working theory about what makes internet writing uniquely “internetty.”
He is a coon hunter, a rich man, an ex-whiskey runner, a good old boy who hard-charges stock cars 175 m.p.h. Mother dog! He is the lead-footed chicken farmer from Ronda, the true vision of the New South.
Notes from a Black Panther fundraiser on Park Avenue.
Tom Wolfe on the development of ”New Journalism,” an unconventional reporting style which he helped to pioneer.
Americans learn to love themselves.
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Who is this person?
A deep dive into what ails the media company.
“As a young reporter in Eastern Europe in 2001, I expected to witness the ‘end of history’ and the flowering of democracy. That was just one of the mistakes I made.”
“Didion was one of the boys, clearly, in the sense that men had noticed her writing and wanted to publish her. But she also couldn’t quite fit into their regime.”
Excerpted from Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
How a journalist who wrote a seminal account of police brutality during the 1967 race riots in Newark wound up on the wrong side of the law.
In 2014, Russell Bonner Bentley was a middle-aged arborist living in Austin. Now he’s a local celebrity in a war-torn region of Ukraine—and a foot soldier in Russia’s information war.
Explaining the explainer.
The future of online speech.
Note From the Editors: As we were reporting this story, Newsweek Media Group fired Newsweek Editor Bob Roe, Executive Editor Ken Li and Senior Politics Reporter Celeste Katz for doing their jobs. Reporters Josh Keefe and Josh Saul were targeted for firing before an editor persuaded the company to reverse its decision. As we continued working on the story, we were asked to take part in a review process, which, we ultimately learned, involved egregious breaches of confidentiality and journalism ethics.
Saul is a Longform contributing editor.
One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.
“We are so screwed it’s beyond what most of us can imagine.”
An interview with a Funny or Die writer after the entire editorial team was laid off.
The story of one journalist’s giant salary and why his company could no longer pay it.
A profile of the radio legend who helped launch the career of Ira Glass and many more.
“Watching the cells populate, it rapidly became clear that many of us had weathered more than we had been willing to admit to one another.”
“I always walk away from an interview — no matter how well it went — knowing that there’s so much that I don’t know about that person.”
Life as a New York Times reporter in the shadow of the war on terror.
At 25, Stephen Glass was the most sought-after young reporter in the nation’s capital, producing knockout articles for magazines ranging from The New Republic to Rolling Stone. Trouble was, he made things up—sources, quotes, whole stories—in a breathtaking web of deception that emerged as the most sustained fraud in modern journalism.
How the media company failed to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women.
A review of several books on Rupert Murdoch first criticizes the authors for not grasping the many sides of their subject, then offers a thesis of its own. He’s “not so much a man, or a cultural force, as a portrait of the modern world.”
Can local news survive?