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Victor Navasky

Publisher Emeritus

Victor S. Navasky has served as editor, publisher and now publisher emeritus of The Nation and presently at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the Delacorte Center of Magazines and chairs the Columbia Journalism Review. In the 1970s he served as an editor on The New York Times Magazine. In the 1960s he was founding editor and publisher of Monocle, a “leisurely quarterly of political satire” (that meant it came out twice a year). His books include Kennedy JusticeNaming Names, which won a National Book Award; in collaboration with Christopher Cerf, The Experts Speak: The Definitive Guide to Authoritative Misinformation and also Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War In Iraq; and A Matter of Opinion, which won the 2005 George Polk Book Award and the 2006 Ann M. Sperber Prize. Mr. Navasky is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Most recently he has published The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views for the Industry edited by Victor S. Navasky and Evan Cornog, The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power (Knopf, 2013), and The O’Dell File is on Kindle (July 29, 2014) and available through Amazon.