TH: I wanted something that was sort of hip and cool, a downtown sensibility. The pinup is such a throwback and something about the palette needed to push it into the present and beyond. On one hand we got the pose—a quote from a bygone century—now we need the color to create the paradox and say, in a way, here is this modern person doing something totally cheeky. Using dark reds and blacks, in a very limited way, I thought would evoke colors of a tattoo, but also a certain thriftiness, a minimalism that I think feels futuristic.
Behind the News
09:59 AM - May 18, 2010
Q & A: CJR Cover Artist Tomer Hanuka
We talk with the illustrator behind the May/June ‘10 cover image
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.