Matt interviews Matthew Kalman, editor of The Jerusalem Report. The Report is a highly reputed magazine covering the Middle East and the Jewish world. It gained a wide readership during the 1990s, but in recent years has been a little, ahem, dull (more on that from the new editor himself). An experienced British journalist, Kalman took over earlier this year and set about changing the kinds of stories the magazine offered and the look of “the book,” as magazine journalists call their pages. Here Kalman explains how he’s doing it and what he hopes to achieve as editor. He also tells Matt about new products the magazine’s preparing, such as a Kindle edition.
- July 15, 2012