Lt. Col. Reid Sawyer, a career intelligence officer, runs the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. This week, at a New York Fire Department training center, Sawyer stood before a classroom of 40 fire marshals, chiefs and firefighters who are taking an 11-week course in terrorism. The evening's topic: the evolution of al-Qaida.
"So, the question is when you are sitting in the firehouses how do you make sense of the threat that is before you?" Sawyer asked the class. "How do you understand when you are reading the newspapers what it means?"
When she launched the newly revamped version of Newsweek, editor Tina Brown closed the loop on two paths in her career: magazines and web sites. The new magazine draws from her other venture, The Daily Beast.
"It was ironic, because I had abandoned print, having spent a life in print, and gone into the digital world," she tells NPR's Renee Montagne. "Now I understand how the two things can work together incredibly well, almost like playing in two different keys.