Podcast: The New Yorker’s ‘Cat Person’ and ties between journalism and fiction

This week on The Kicker, Meg speaks with New Yorker Fiction Editor Deborah Treisman about how a short story, “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian, went viral, as well as the broader role of fiction in a journalistic setting. Then CJR Senior Staff Writer Alex Neason joins Meg and Pete to discuss the media news of the week, including the narratives surrounding Alabama’s special election and the campaign to bring Gawker back from the dead.

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Meg Dalton and Pete Vernon are CJR Delacorte Fellows. Find Meg on Twitter @megdalts and Pete @ByPeteVernon.