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
The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed
How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative
Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand
Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR
When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews
From Guatemala to New Haven, and still in limbo
The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence
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.