Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic, “National-Quality Work in Yale Magazines,” 11/14/2013, 6 - 8pm, Branford Common Room, commentary on Yale magazine articles following Branford Master's Tea
The editors of the Yale Globalist, New Journal, and Yale Daily News Magazine (in collaboration with Fred Strebeigh and with Franklin Foer) invite everyone interested in nonfiction writing at Yale to attend a special dinner event, 6 pm to 8 pm, 11/14/2013, in the Branford College Common Room (entrance from main courtyard, near York Street), during which Franklin Foer will discuss six recent articles from those three magazines.
Franklin Foer plans to address this question: "What would these articles need to do to rise to true national quality?" This event is designed to give campus writers a chance to hear a major national editor offer challenges intended to lift the quality of writing of all Yale students who wish to write for publication. Foer will discuss the following pieces, selected by the editors of their publications:
A. Grace Steig, "Re-Growing Oak Street," The New Journal, 2/25/20113 <http://www.thenewjournalatyale.com/2013/10/re-growing-oak-street/>;
Brandon Jackson, "Baxter the Friendly Robot," Yale Daily News Magazine, September 2013 <http://yaledailynews.com/magazine/2013/09/08/baxter-the-friendly-robot/>;
Emma Goldberg, "Too Pale, Too Male: Sparks Fly Over Race and Admissions," Yale Globalist, October 2013 <http://tyglobalist.org/in-the-magazine/theme/too-pale-too-male-sparks-fly-over-race-and-admissions/>;
Eric Boodman, "Wasting Away," The New Journal, 2/25/20113 <http://www.thenewjournalatyale.com/2013/02/wasting-away/>;
Matthew Lloyd-Thomas, "Inside Newtown," Yale Daily News Magazine, January 2013 <http://yaledailynews.com/magazine/2013/01/28/inside-newtown/>;
Tao Tao Holmes, "Chinese Mauritians: Paradise Island’s Next Dodo?," Yale Globalist, October 2013 <http://tyglobalist.org/uncategorized/chinese-mauritians-paradise-islands-next-dodo/>.
Our plan for the dinner in the Branford Common Room is simple and informal: Everyone is welcome, and those who wish to have dinner will get food from the dining hall and carry it the short distance to the common room. At this gathering, we hope everyone will plan to have a way to look at the six articles--probably by carrying a tablet or laptop or printout. The texts of all articles, as well as individual URLs, are also posted in a single file at <https://webspace.yale.edu/engl454a/materials/other-materials.html> (available via Yale login).
Right before this 6-8 pm event in the Common Room, Franklin Foer will have been leading a master's tea in the same location, 4:30 to 5:45 pm, titled "Editing the NEW New Republic," sponsored by Branford College and the Poynter Fellowship, with brief information here <http://communications.yale.edu/poynter/2013/11/14/franklin-foer>.
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