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• May 01, 2009 • 5:29 PM

With all due humility — or at least some humility — we’re happy to announce that Library Journal has named Miller-McCune one of its 10 best new magazines of 2008.

In its assessment, Library Journal said we evince a “hopeful, forward-looking mood” and try to “counterbalance the all-too-common spin, punditry, and ‘truthiness’ in popular media” with nonpartisan, nonideological presentations of research. Or, translated into our lingo: Miller-McCune. Great Journalism. Real Solutions.

Among LJ’s other top-rated magazine launches of the year were Lapham’s Quarterly, edited by longtime Harper’s editor Lewis Lapham; BBC Knowledge, edited by Sally Palmer and “designed for a general audience interested in science, history, and nature”; and World Affairs, edited by Lawrence F. Kaplan, “a worthy complement to Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.”

We congratulate them, direct you here for information on all the winners and are thrilled to be able to stop patting ourselves on the back.

John Mecklin
John Mecklin was the debut editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune, serving from its birth through May 2011. Over the last 15 years, he's also been: the editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West; the consulting executive editor for the launch of Key West, a city/regional magazine; and the top editor for award-winning newsweeklies in San Francisco and Phoenix that specialized in narrative journalism. In an earlier incarnation, he was an investigative reporter at the Houston Post and covered the Persian Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Iraq for the paper. His writing has won national acclaim; writers working at his direction have won a panoply of major journalism honors, including the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors certificate, the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism and the Sidney Hillman Award for reporting on social justice issues. Mecklin holds a master's in public administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's in psychology from Indiana University.

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