Douglas McGray: I'm the Editor-in-Chief of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine, and the CEO of their publisher, California Sunday, Inc.
I'm interested in the power of storytelling, both old-fashioned and new, to explore important issues and ideas and to bring people together.
In January of 2014, I launched The California Sunday Magazine, coming later this year to the web, iOS, Android, Kindle, and print -- delivered with Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee.
I'm also the co-creator of Pop-Up Magazine, a "live magazine" that presents documentary filmmakers, photographers, writers, public radio producers, and artists, live on stage at San Francisco's 2700-seat Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets sell out online in minutes. Between issues, we've collaborated on mixed-media journalism performances with Beck, ESPN, McSweeney's, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
My writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, the Atlantic Monthly, Wired, and elsewhere.
I've made radio stories too, mostly for This American Life.
My work has won a few national journalism awards, and been profiled in the "Year in Ideas" issue of the New York Times Magazine.
I'm a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
I've been an on-stage interviewer for City Arts & Lectures.
I'm an advisor to The Atavist, publisher of short nonfiction books for cell phones and tablets and developer of the publishing platform Creatavist. I'm also on the advisory board of the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Previously, I was an editor at Foreign Policy, where I worked on the journal's relaunch as a print and online magazine.
I graduated from Brown University, and live in San Francisco, California.