A Media Blast From the Past

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NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik has noticed an interesting trend in print publications.

One of the most popular stories at The New Republic is by George Orwell, who died in 1950.

The New Republic has also recently re-published a 1933 critique of Ernest Hemingway’s "Death in the Afternoon," a profile of James Joyce originally published in 1931, and a letter from 1970 that Ray Bradbury wrote in response to an article he found disagreeable.

The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times are all reaching back into their archives and republishing old favorites in their new issues.

Folkenflik joins Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to discuss the phenomenon of republishing archived materials.


This segment aired on October 1, 2014.


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