April 19, 2019
The Reigning King of the Cover Story
The Atlantic profiled one of their own yesterday, honoring long-time national correspondent James Fallows on his election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In his nearly 50 years in the media, Atlantic Assistant Editor Annika Neklason wrote, “His writing comprises its own kind of time capsule: a contemporaneous history of the events and developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.” She continued, “His insight, extensive reporting, and engaging writing have made his articles essential reading in their moments of publication and have lent them a timeless relevance, and resonance.”
She then recaps each of his eight Atlantic cover stories, a glimpse, she says, of what the American Academy of Arts & Sciences honored.