A Conversation with Cord Jefferson

Cord Jefferson, editor at Gawker, sat down with The New Journal to discuss diversity in media today.

In early August, Cord Jefferson was hired as the West Coast Editor for online publication Gawker, after a job as a senior editor for GOOD magazine. In between editorial positions, Jefferson has built a rich repertoire of articles freelanced for outlets including The Nation, National Geographic, NPR and The Root. He often writes on topics related to race and class. He sat down with The New Journal to discuss diversity in media today. Aliyya Swaby: You’re the second black editor Gawker has ever had. Why. . . Read more
Aliyya Swaby
Taking Refuge

A persistent advocate for the unsettled brings New Haven’s refugees home.

Chris George smiles in his office at IRIS. In 1989, a Palestinian extremist walked into an office in the Gaza Strip and kidnapped Chris George. George had been working for Save the Children, an international humanitarian organization that provides food, medical care, and education for children in need. “He liked me,” George said of his kidnapper. “He was just using me for political ends.” George was a prominent American, and the extremist had been to the organization’s office to discuss the construction of a kindergarten. . . Read more
Alex Chituc