The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry


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Columbia University Press
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Victor S. Navasky, editor of The Nation from 1978, became editorial director and publisher in 1995 and is now its publisher emeritus. He is the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the Delacorte Center of Magazines and chairs the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of Kennedy Justice; Naming Names, which won a National Book Award; and A Matter of Opinion, which won the George Polk Book Award.

Evan Cornog is dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University and a former publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of three books of political history and served as press secretary to New York Mayor Edward I. Koch. He has worked on the editorial staffs of The New Yorker and Wigwag Magazines and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The American Scholar, and Columbia Journalism Review.


This delightfully eclectic collection is full of exceptional gems, of value to anyone interested in magazines, journalism, and good editing and writing.--Tom Goldstein, Former dean, journalism schools at Columbia and Berkeley
Bold, brash, and on target... This is a book not to be missed by working editors and journalists, print newbies and magazine junkies.--Publishers Weekly
A useful, even timely collection...--Kirkus Reviews
These 12 essays will appeal to professionals as well as sophisticated readers interested in the nuts and bolts of how magazines are put together.--Library Journal
...a diverse collection of intelligent and inspiring reads that would seem to be a must for anyone interested in the inner-workings of editorial offices.--de Cinema de Cuir