Robert Boynton

Robert S. Boynton

Professor | Lit Rep, Director

Robert S. Boynton is the director of NYU’s Literary Reportage concentration. He was graduated with honors in philosophy and religion from Haverford College, and received an MA in political science from Yale University. His book, The New New Journalism was published by Vintage Books in 2005, and he has written about culture and ideas for The New Yorker (where he has been a contributing editor) and Harper’s (where he has been a senior editor). His byline has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Lingua Franca, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone and many other publications. The Invitation Only Zone, his forthcoming book about North Korea’s Japanese abduction project, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. For a selection of his work, go to robertboynton.com. Information about The New New Journalism can be found at newnewjournalism.com.

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Published Works

NYIH Conversations
November 6th, 2020
A Conversation with Lee Gutkind about his Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
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NYIH Conversations
January 29th, 2019
NYIH Conversations: Interview with Jad Abumrad
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Fair Observer
November 16th, 2018
It’s a Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist
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NYIH Conversations
September 7th, 2018
NYIH Conversations: Interview with Ian Buruma
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Book Forum
April 7th, 2017
Corps Values
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The New York Times
July 1st, 2016
In ‘Under the Sun,’ a Documentary Masked and Unmasked
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The New York Times
June 10th, 2016
MoMA Apologizes for Dropping a Film Critical of North Korea
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The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project
January 12th, 2016
The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project
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The New Yorker
December 21st, 2015
North Korea’s Abduction Project
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The Nation
July 16th, 2015
The Most Eccentric New Yorkers and the Writer Who Loved Them
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IALJS
January 1st, 2014
Notes Toward a Supreme Nonfiction: Teaching Literary Reportage in the Twenty-First Century
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The New York Times
October 13th, 2011
The 10 Percenter
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Byliner
September 12th, 2011
The New New Journalism, circa 2011
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The Atlantic
April 1st, 2011
North Korea’s Digital Underground
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The New York Times
February 16th, 2010
A Blessing and a Burden
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Columbia Journalism Review
February 1st, 2008
Checkbook Journalism Revisited
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The Nation
December 25th, 2006
The Plot Against Equality
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Columbia Journalism Review
May 1st, 2006
Gay Talese: A Work in Progress
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The New New Journalism
July 1st, 2005
The New New Journalism
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The New York Times
January 25th, 2004
The Tyranny of Copyright?
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Boston Review
January 1st, 2003
The Return of the Repressed
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