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(New York, N.Y. – November 5, 2018)The New Yorker will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2018 midterm elections on this week—from on-the-ground coverage of key races to extensive reporting, analysis, and commentary from the magazine’s deep bench of writers. And, for the first time, the site will feature live Election Night results of Senate, House, and gubernatorial races across the country, visualized on an interactive map that is powered by Decision Desk HQ.

“We’ve been ramping up our breaking-news efforts for some time, and our midterm coverage is representative of this ambitious new phase of The New Yorker’s digital efforts,” Michael Luo, the editor of, said. “We’re trying to bring something unique to readers: reporting with perspective; commentary that’s distinguished by the quality of the writing and depth of thought; political coverage mixed with a literary sensibility.”

Eric Lach and Benjamin Wallace-Wells will anchor breaking-news coverage and political analysis on The Current, The New Yorker’s online-news column. They’ll be joined by New Yorker writers covering key contests, including:

  • Charles Bethea on the Georgia governor’s race
  • Jelani Cobb on the Florida governor’s race
  • Dana Goodyear on Southern California House races
  • Eliza Griswold on Pennsylvania House races
  • Nathan Heller on Southern California House races
  • Dan Kaufman on the Wisconsin governor’s race
  • Nicholas Lemann on the Missouri Senate race
  • Osita Nwanevu on Virginia House races
  • Ben McGrath on New York’s Nineteenth District
  • Emily Witt on the Texas Senate race

The site will also feature contributions from writers including Jonathan Blitzer, John Cassidy, Rivka Galchen, Masha Gessen, Susan Glasser, Sue Halpern, Carolyn Kormann, Andrew Marantz, Evan Osnos, David Remnick, Amy Davidson Sorkin, and Margaret Talbot.

Additionally, will feature a series of essays about voting by The New Yorker’s Roger Angell and the fiction writers Will Mackin, Kristen Roupenian, Justin Torres, and Bryan Washington.

About The New Yorker:

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, and video content, and live events. With more than a million subscribers to the weekly magazine and nearly twenty-one million readers every month on, The New Yorker delivers unparalleled reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture, and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry, and cartoons. Reaching beyond print, the Web, digital editions, and apps, you can find The New Yorker’s writers, editors, and artists on the radio on “The New Yorker Radio Hour” and at marquee events like the New Yorker Festival. The creativity, influence, and impact that have characterized The New Yorker since its founding, in 1925, are today amplified far beyond its pages.

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Monday, November 5, 2018