Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 36 No. 3/4 - Winter 2008/2009

Magazine cover with backlit photo of Barack Obama giving a speech, text reads "A New Day for the South? Southern politics in the Obama era"

A New Day for the South?

  • A New South Rising

  • "A Divide Has Been Erased"

  • Election 2008 by the Numbers

  • Hope for the Gulf Coast?

  • Unblock the Vote

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