[The European Conservative] When We Were Journalists

The reason why Lance Morrow matters is that he may well be the last living bridge to a bygone age in journalism.

Jorge González-Gallarza
1 min readAug 25, 2023

84-year-old Lance Morrow is a national treasure, and America has only so many more years left of him alive to wise up and begin reading him as such. Not that his accolades, mind you, could be any more august. In 1981, for essays contributed to Time, Morrow earned the National Magazine Award, once a print-only distinction that has since been profaned into social media and podcasting. Ten years later, he became the first awardee to be nominated a second time. For Henry Luce’s iconic magazine, he wrote more ‘Man of the Year’ features (another journalistic rite since re-dubbed ‘Person of the Year’) than anyone in its hundred-year history.

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Jorge González-Gallarza

A writer in Paris, Jorge's work has featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Conservative, The National Interest and elsewhere.