The Atlantic’s eight-part podcast, reported by Vann R. Newkirk II, explores the aftermath of the day the levees broke.
Deadline to Enter: Monday, February 17, 2020; First Place Award: $25,000; Finalists’ Award: $3,000
New section debuts with “Birdie,” a short story by Lauren Groff
Whitney Dangerfield to become senior Ideas editor
New visual identity and product experience launch today, with redesigned print magazine and reimagined iOS App.
Essays consider how America is coming apart—and prospects for rebuilding a more civil, functional, and unified society.
Interviews include: Mayors of Atlanta, Freetown, Helsinki, Louisville, Reykjavik, San Juan, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.; Michael R. Bloomberg; actor Jimmie Fails, filmmaker and musician Dave Grohl; Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Worker Alliance; and Frank Sirius of the Chuck Brown Band
Five winners to each receive $40,000 this spring.
In The Atlantic’s November issue, Franklin Foer reports on the global scale of the Amazon CEO’s influence, and his ambitions beyond Earth
This project will cover issues from a constitutional perspective and answer many of the fundamental questions now being asked about our system
Tufekci will write regularly for The Atlantic about the intersection of technology, politics, and society
Featuring: Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl on how music shapes a city; San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto on protests as civic engagement; and living through gentrification with Last Black Man in San Francisco actor Jimmie Fails
Previously announced interviews during Festival, running September 24-26, include: Gen. Jim Mattis; Yo-Yo Ma; Susan Rice; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Questlove; Sec. Alex M. Azar II; and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.