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is a weekly literary magazine that includes journalism, essays, criticism, fiction, poetry and cartoons. It is owned by magazine publisher , a division of , the media company of the Newhouse family.

Founded in 1925, The New Yorker has been regarded as one of America’s premier literary periodicals. Beginning in the mid-20th century, it began publishing fiction and nonfiction by some of the era’s most respected writers.

The magazine has been edited since 1998 by David Remnick, who has , especially regarding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the struggle over terrorism.

The magazine from the 1980s through the mid-2000s, but has at a since then. Its circulation topped 1 million in the early 2000s and has risen 23 percent since Remnick’s arrival.

The New Yorker’s website has historically been primarily intended to to the magazine, which has a of close to 1 million. Much of the magazine’s content, as well as its archives, are available only to subscribers, though the website includes a significant amount of free , including podcasts, videos, blogs and audio slideshows. In 2014, the magazine and  it would launch a metered paywall later that year, preceded by three months of free archives.

The magazine in late 2011, growing its web staff to 12 employees. As of mid-2014, its traffic had  with a heavy emphasis on . In 2013, it former BuzzFeed staffer Matt Buchanan and announced plans to expand its verticals into business, science, and technology. It in April 2013, along with new around the same time. It also moved into in 2013.

The magazine launched a in 2008, as well as a iPad edition. It was also on the Google Android-power Samsung Galaxy tablet in May 2011 as part of a “digital newsstand” project by a consortium of magazine publishers called Next Issue Media.

In July 2011, it , including 20,000 who subscribed solely to the iPad edition. It also launched a in August 2011 and an , free for subscribers and paid for others, in August 2012. The magazine has also with e-books and other paid digital compilations.

The New Yorker , a Tor-based leak submission system designed by Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz, in 2013.

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