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Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia ­Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the ­Decline of the American Dream and The Big Test: The Secret ­History of the American Meritocracy.
 (February 2020)

Can Journalism Be Saved?

It’s going to take a whole new set of arrangements, and a new way of thinking, to solve the present crisis.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

by Jill Abramson

The Powers That Be

by David Halberstam

Justice in Plain Sight: How a Small-Town Newspaper and Its Unlikely Lawyer Opened America’s Courtrooms

by Dan Bernstein

The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper

edited by Frederic B. Hill and Stephens Broening

The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century

by Dan Kennedy

Why Journalism Still Matters

by Michael Schudson

On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News

by Matthew Pressman

Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

by Alan Rusbridger

No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

by Christopher R. Martin

Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America

by Michael Stamm

Who Owns the News?: A History of Copyright

by Will Slauter

The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia

by Michael Clay Carey

Democracy Without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society

by Victor Pickard

Journalism Under Fire: Protecting the Future of Investigative Reporting

by Stephen Gillers

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February 27, 2020 issue

Bill Clinton

What Happened to Clintonism?

Brother Bill: President Clinton and the Politics of Race and Class

by Daryl A. Carter

Bill Clinton

by Michael Tomasky

Hillary and Bill: The Clintons and the Politics of the Personal

by William H. Chafe

Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton

by Joe Conason

June 8, 2017 issue

Thomas Frank

Can We Have a ‘Party of the People’?

Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century

by Daniel Oppenheimer

The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America

by Steve Fraser

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

by Thomas Frank

October 13, 2016 issue

Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?

Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

September 25, 2014 issue

2520 Deslondes Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005; photograph by Robert Polidori from his book Points Between...Up Till Now, which includes his images of post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans along with work from the rest of his career. It has just been published by Steidl.

The New New Orleans

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise

a film directed by Spike Lee

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

a film directed by Spike Lee

Race

a film directed by Katherine Cecil

Trouble the Water

a film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

March 24, 2011 issue

Clarke Peters as the Mardi Gras Indian chief Albert Lambreaux in the television series Treme, set in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans

Charm City, USA

Treme

a television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer

September 30, 2010 issue

Can Populism Be Popular?

The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy

by Theda Skocpol

The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust

by John B. Judis

November 16, 2000 issue

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