Born Lila Bell Acheson, she married DeWitt Wallace in 1921. The two went on to found Reader’s Digest, the monthly general interest family magazine first published in 1922. For years, Reader’s Digest was the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States. With tens of millions of subscribers worldwide, and 49 editions in 21 languages, it remains the largest paid circulation magazine in the world.
06:49 AM - May 8, 2013
And that’s the way it was: May 8, 1984
Lila Bell Wallace, cofounder and publisher of Reader’s Digest, dies of heart failure
Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open
The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?
Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas
4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers
Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
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.