The Economist Stands By Steve Bannon Speaking Gig; Pledges “Rigorous Questioning”

Amid calls for a boycott and public pressure to follow The New Yorker in canceling a speaking gig the magazine booked for Steve Bannon, The Economist is standing by its decision to include the controversial former White House strategist in its upcoming Open Future Festival, citing the need to "invite views from all sides—and challenge those views." "The future of open societies will not be secured by like-minded people speaking in an echo chamber, but by subjecting ideas and individuals from all sides to rigorous questioning and debate," wrote The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, in a Tuesday afternoon letter addressing the backlash. Although the speaker lineup for the festival—meant to "host discussions on the most urgent issues of our time .... with speakers representing many sides of the debate"—was first revealed in early August, Bannon's inclusion received minimal scrutiny until Labor Day Weekend, when a similar decision by The New Yorker to include Bannon in its own festival was quickly reversed after a flood of outrage, including from some of those who would be sharing the stage with the former Breitbart chairman, who has repeatedly called the media "the opposition party" while facing criticism for associating with or promoting figures known for anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and white nationalism. "The Economist also gave a stage to Steve Bannon at the Open Fest in New York where I’ll be speaking," wrote immigration advocate Julissa Arce in a tweet... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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6 Questions for 1843, The Economist’s Newly Relaunched Lifestyle Mag

The Economist Group has relaunched its quarterly lifestyle title, 1843, with a new editor and new design, promising deep dives into style, food, travel and technology—feature articles on the topics that might interest readers of the company's flagship magazine, but wouldn't necessarily appear in... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Steve Bannon says #MeToo movement will be bigger than the Tea Party

Steve Bannon, the former White House insider and deposed head of Breitbart News, has high hopes for the #MeToo movement. In an interview published Friday in Bloomberg News, Bannon noted his belief that the movement against sexual misconduct–spearheaded by the #MeToo and Time’s Up organizers–will... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Steerforth Speaks Truth to Power

A new imprint from Steerforth promotes books that offer open, thoughtful explorations of challenging topics and issues. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Who should translate Amanda Gorman’s work? That question is ricocheting around the translation industry.

Writers and translators are debating how important it is for a translator’s identity to echo that of the author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Sentinel stands guard in top spot as market jumps 8%

Lee and Andrew Child's The Sentinel (Corgi) has claimed the UK Official Top 50 number one spot in its first week on sale, selling 19,996 copies, as sales figures return to the Nielsen BookScan charts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-23 15:29:43 UTC ]
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12 Pride & Prejudice Book Club Questions

We've compiled a summary, some tips on how to start reading, and Pride & Prejudice book club questions to help you discuss the book! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Question of the Day: How did data shape content creation in a year of change?

In 2021, Digiday and Connatix teamed up to ask experts at the Digiday Publishing Summit how the past year’s unprecedented online audience surge fundamentally changed the ways publishers use data to create content. In this installment of the Question of the Day, Joetta Gobell, vice president of... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-03-10 02:00:00 UTC ]
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'Arms' Race: Where We Stand One Year into the Covid-19 Crisis

As we approach the one year anniversary of the first U.S. Covid-19 lockdowns, PW spoke with Columbia University epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman, who offered a frank assessment of where we stand in our battle against Covid-19. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Local news could disappear if Canada doesn't stand up to tech giants, Winnipeg newspaper publisher says

Days after Canada pledged to make Facebook pay for news content amid an ongoing media battle with tech giants, a Winnipeg newspaper publisher is warning local news could be in trouble if the government doesn’t take bold action. Continue reading at CBC

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‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp

Google's News Corp deal may pacify Australian lawmakers, but publishing industry members worry about repercussions for smaller publishers. The post ‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp

Google's News Corp deal may pacify Australian lawmakers, but publishing industry members worry about repercussions for smaller publishers. The post ‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Read the American short stories George Saunders thinks will stand the test of time.

There’s so much contemporary fiction released every day, it’s hard to keep track—and it’s hard to know which works will still be remembered in a year and which will slip into obscurity. Luckily, we have George Saunders to guide us. In an interview with Los Angeles Review of Books, Saunders was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A ‘money pit’ dog, an ailing owner and one big question

Journalist Martha Teichner tells the story of how she gained a pet and a friend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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7 questions that rewire your brain for success

Bestselling author and mindset expert Debbie King explains how these questions can help reprogram your subconscious to set you up for success. Our subconscious is filled with rules, do’s, don’ts, and “truths” we’ve been collecting since childhood.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Zachary Levi will star in an adaptation of Harold and the Purple Crayon. We have questions.

Many of us have fond memories of Harold and the Purple Crayon—Crockett Johnson’s beloved children’s book about a four-year-old boy exploring the contours of his imagination through drawing. Yesterday afternoon, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Zachary Levi will be starring in Sony... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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DAISY JONES & THE SIX Book Club Questions

We have 15 book club ideas that address Daisy Jones & The Six book club questions, characters, and more, plus a few book club activity ideas! Continue reading at Book Riot

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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Year of Scandals and Self-Questioning for France’s Top Publishers

The release of “Consent” put France’s literary establishment under a harsh spotlight. The publishing industry is grappling with a nation that it resembles less and less. Continue reading at The New York Times

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First Lady Jill Biden to Speak at the 2021 ALA Virtual Midwinter Meeting

The January 25 appearance, in what will be among Dr. Biden's first appearances as First Lady of the United States, is a major show of support for the library community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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