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Since taking the helm of The New Yorker in 1998, David Remnick has returned the magazine to its profitable glory days. A graduate of Princeton University, he began his journalistic[…]

There’s been no shortage of the examination of the real issues, Remnick says.

Question: Do journalists focus too much on the election process?

David Remnick: It is true that there’s an endless, unavoidable obsession with so-called horse race journalism. But it’s not like there’s any shortage of examination of records, or positions on healthcare, or any number of things.

The truth is people like reading a lot of this stuff too. I know it’s a sin, but if people weren’t themselves interested in that, they probably wouldn’t get published or broadcast quite so much. We’ve published any number of things on policy as well as the horse race.


Recorded on Jan 7, 2008