Fellows & Editors


Douglas McGray

Fellows Spring 2002

Douglas McGray is interested in the power of storytelling, both old-fashioned and new, to explore important issues and ideas and to bring people together. His features have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, and elsewhere. He has made radio features too, mostly for This American Life.

He is the co-founder, editor-in-chief, and host of Pop-Up Magazine, a popular "live magazine" that presents documentary filmmakers, photographers, writers, public radio producers, and artists, live on stage, at San Francisco's 2,700-seat Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. Between issues, Pop-Up Magazine has collaborated on mixed-media journalism performances with ESPN and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

McGray is also a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and an advisor to The Atavist, a new digital publisher of short nonfiction books for cell phones and tablets.

Previously, he was an editor at Foreign Policy, where he worked on the journal's relaunch as a magazine. He graduated from Brown University and lives in San Francisco.


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