Each year, New York Times columnist David Brooks rounds up the year's best magazine reporting and essays. You couldn't do better than to read a few of his selections, particularly Charlie LeDuff's piece on the killing of a young girl in Detroit.
I also read the terrific profile of James Franco when it first appeared in New York Magazine, which is one of my current favorites; these days I'm subscribing to New York, The New Yorker, Fortune, The Writer, and Wired.
I'm getting ready to teach the Journalism Launchpad class once again, and though I'm seeing a few more jobs this year than last, there's no question that it's a discouraging time to be trying to find a job.
But make no mistake. The world needs journalists, now more than ever.
Read the good ones here and here.
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