This episode features clips from four of the women included in the new anthology,
“New Stories We Tell: True Tales by America’s New Generation of Great Women Journalists.” The book was recently published by The Sager Group.
The book is the third in a series of anthologies celebrating women in longform journalism, featuring more than 50 great writers from the 1950s to the present. The first was
“Newswomen: Twenty-Five Years of Front Page Journalism,” and was published in 2016. That book was followed two years later by “The Stories We Tell: Classic True Tales By America’s Greatest Women Journalists.”
Four reporters who have been on the podcast are included in the new book:
Pamela Colloff, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Janet Reitman, and Brooke Jarvis. Additionally, the book’s editors, Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz, have been guests on the podcast. They helped with “Newswomen,” and talked about that book in 2016. They are the editors of “New Stories We Tell.”
In this episode, you’ll hear from them, as well as clips from Colloff, Grigoriadis, Reitman, and Jarvis. You’ll also hear from
Mike Sager, the founder and publisher of The Sager Group.
Clips came from the following episodes:
• Pamela Colloff, Episodes
Three and 63
• Vanessa Grigoriadis, Episodes
30 and 55
• Janet Reitman, Episode
• Brooke Jarvis, Episode
• Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz, Episode
On this episode, we’re rebroadcasting an interview that
Matt Tullis did with Janet Reitman in October 2013. During this episode, Tullis and Reitman talked about her story, “Jahar’s World,” which ran in the . The story was about Jahar Tsarnaev, one of the Rolling Stone Boston Marathon bombers.
was criticized at the time because they put a glossy photo of Tsarnaev on the cover. But journalistically, the story that Reitman wrote was lauded as an excellent piece of reporting and writing, including by the New York Times’ David Carr.
Reitman is being lauded again because of a piece she reported and wrote for the
New York Times Magazine. The story, “U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.” was published in early November.
A few days after the story was published,
Terry Gross interviewed Reitman for Fresh Air on National Public Radio.
Reitman is a contributing writer for the New York Times, and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. She is also the author of the book,
“Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion.”
Janet Reitman is a contributing editor at
Rolling Stone and is the author of Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion.
In July 2013, she wrote the story
“Jahar’s World” for Rolling Stone. The story dug deep into the life of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother accused of the Boston Marathon bombing. That issue created a huge controversy when the magazine decided to put Tsarnaev on the cover.
Reitman’s most recent story for Rolling Stone was a
Q&A with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, who was elected to the senate just one month before the Sandy Hook shooting.
Reitman has written about a wide range of topics, including the church of Scientology. She was nominated for a National Magazine Award for that story. She’s also covered the war in Iraq and written about
Anonymous hactivists, among many other things.
In addition to Rolling Stone, her work has appeared in GQ, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, ESPN The Magazine and Salon. For links to many of Reitman’s stories, check out her