Killed by David Wallis
Great Journalism Too Hot To Print

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Killed resurrects remarkable articles that prestigious publications such as The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and Rolling Stone assigned to accomplished writers for sizeable fees, then discarded for reasons having nothing to do with their quality and everything to do with their potential for unwanted controversy, political incorrectness, or undue pressure from an advertiser. Read for the first time Mike Sager’s profile of Palestinian militants involved in the intifada of 1987 that was killed by the Washington Post Magazine because his story did not side with Israel, and Ted Rall’s essay on his deadbeat dad that was deemed too dark by the New York Times Magazine for its Father’s Day issue. While the notion of a killed article is nothing new, the breakneck pace of media consolidation has raised the stakes for contrarian writers and readers as independent publishers dwindle. Killed arises out of this moment, bringing these outstanding pieces of censored journalism into the public arena for the first time. Some of the other contributors included are Rich Cohen, Daniel Asa Rose, Alec Wilkinson, Noam Chomsky, Douglas Rushkoff, Pat Jordan, Robert Fisk, Clive Thompson, Silvana Paternostro, Glenn O'Brien, Christopher Hitchens, Gore Vidal, and Luc Sante.
 

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David Wallis, editor of the acclaimed "Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print", is the founder of Featurewell.com, a syndicate that markets articles by more than 1,500 writers and journalists. He lives in the New York City area.
 
Published April 28, 2009 by Nation Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The collection begins with a 1942 book review by George Orwell (killed by the Observer ), an early feminist piece (1958) by Betty Friedan killed by McCall's and a 1963 discourse by Terry Southern (killed by Esquire ) on Doctor Strangelove .

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