The long lead story in the latest edition of The Atlantic seems to vindicate my choice of topic for the first JURN donationware magazine template. My magazine template provides a ready-made vehicle for a large American town intent on reviving itself and hauling itself up by its own bootstraps, a print vehicle potentially able to reach residents who live far outside the orbit of things like social media and fast broadband.

The Atlantic article is certainly not PrairyErth in either depth or lyricism, but “How America Is Putting Itself Back Together” makes for an interesting long read and is full of fresh facts…

“Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal.”