Jake Silverstein Gives CJR an Exit Interview


By Richard Horgan Comment

JakeSilversteinPicNice work, Aparna Alluri! The Columbia Journalism Review intern recently conducted a brief, informative email Q&A with Jake Silverstein for the publication’s “Exit Interview” series.

Silverstein, the incoming New York Times Magazine editor, reminds with his first answer that he has a wonderful sense of humor. And on this, the day of the 2014 Tony Award nominations, he also offers an intriguing POV on where his NYT publication currently sits in the media landscape:

“Magazines – unlike papers, unlike news sites, unlike blogs — have a theatrical quality to them. The stories should be little plays.”

Given Silverstein’s theatrical referencing and his aforementioned sense of humor, we have a possible new mantra for him at the NYT end. Whenever a journo-slash-playwright is assigned a long-lead feature story, he should wish them luck with, “Break a meg!”

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