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Covering Christine Blasey Ford; Jess Row among the winners of the 2018 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Jess Row

At the Columbia Journalism Review, Michael Rosenwald compares the press coverage of Anita Hill’s testimony against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to the coverage of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

New York magazine is partnering with nonprofit news site The City to improve local news coverage in the New York area. Former Daily News editor Jere Hester will lead a team of around fifteen journalists in coverage of affordable housing, education, health care, and transportation, among other topics.

The Whiting Foundation has announced its 2018 creative nonfiction grant recipients. The winners include Jess Row, Andrea Elliott, and Akash Kupar. 

In a New Republic profile of Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author talks about his politics, a hard-to-define mix of free speech absolutism, unwavering support for environmental issues, and a distaste for political orthodoxy. “What you want as a writer is complexity . . . and politics is the opposite,” he says.

Tonight in New York, Deborah Eisenberg will present her new book, Your Duck is My Duck at 192 Books in Manhattan and Ben Marcus will read from his new short-story collection, Notes from the Fog, at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn.