Intimate Journalism

The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life
Author: Walt Harrington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761905875
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 325
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An exemplary text for courses in feature writing, magazine and literary journalism, Intimate Journalism introduces students to the art of combining human interest stories with incisive journalistic enquiry. Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection of award-winning feature articles with detailed, practical reporting advice, sharing trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post. The following chapters each contain examples of human interest reporting, followed by an invaluable afterward from each journalist describing how he or she conceptualized, reported and wrote their particular story.

Qualitative Inquiry in Everyday Life

Working with Everyday Life Materials
Author: Svend Brinkmann
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 0857024760
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
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This book is a “survival guide” for students and researchers who would like to conduct a qualitative study with limited resources. Qualitative Inquiry in Everyday Life shows how everyday life materials such as books, television, the internet, the media and everyday conversations and interactions can help us to understand larger social issues. Svend Brinkmann helps readers develop a disciplined and analytic awareness informed by theory, and shows how less can be more in qualitative research. Each chapter introduces theoretical tools to think with, and demonstrates how they can be put to use in working concretely with everyday life materials.

The Journalist's Craft

A Guide to Writing Better Stories
Author: Dennis Jackson,John Sweeney
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581159757
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms, and will cover everything from the fundamentals of reporting, writing and revising to more specialized elements like creating rhythm, cadence, and voice; employing dialogue and scene-building; and such devices as foreshadowing, symbols, and metaphors. Contributors are all veteran journalists, including Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, and several Pulitzer Prize-winners.

Literary Journalism Across the Globe

Journalistic Traditions and Transnational Influences
Author: John S. Bak,Bill Reynolds
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 155849877X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 306
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At the end of the nineteenth century, several countries were developing journalistic traditions similar to what we identify today as literary reportage or literary journalism. Yet throughout most of the twentieth century, in particular after World War I, that tradition was overshadowed and even marginalized by the general perception among democratic states that journalism ought to be either "objective," as in the American tradition, or "polemical," as in the European. Nonetheless, literary journalism would survive and, at times, even thrive. How and why is a story that is unique to each nation. Though largely considered an Anglo-American phenomenon today, literary journalism has had a long and complex international history, one built on a combination of traditions and influences that are sometimes quite specific to a nation and at other times come from the blending of cultures across borders. These essays examine this phenomenon from various international perspectives, documenting literary journalism's rich and diverse heritage and describing its development within a global context. In addition to the editors, contributors include David Abrahamson, Peiqin Chen, Clazina Dingemanse, William Dow, Rutger de Graaf, John Hartsock, Nikki Hessell, Maria Lassila-Merisalo, Edvaldo Pereira Lima, Willa McDonald, Jenny McKay, Sonja Merljak Zdovc, Sonia Parratt, Norman Sims, Isabel Soares,and Soenke Zehle.

The Night of the Gun


Author: David Carr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

QUALITATIVE INQUIRY UNDER FIRE

TOWARD A NEW PARADIGM DIALOGUE
Author: Norman K Denzin
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 159874416X
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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This collection of recent works by Norman K. Denzin provides a history of the field of qualitative inquiry over the past two decades. As perhaps the leading proponent of this style of research, Denzin has led the way toward more performative writing, toward conceptualizing research in terms of social justice, toward inclusion of indigenous voices, and toward new models of interpretation and representation. In these 13 essays—which originally appeared in a wide variety of sources and are edited and updated here—the author traces how these changes have transformed qualitative practice in recent years. In an era when qualitative inquiry is under fire from conservative governmental and academic bodies, he points the way toward the future, including a renewed dialogue on paradigmatic pluralism.

Creative Nonfiction

Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life
Author: Philip Gerard
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608773
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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Nonfiction is in the facts. Creative nonfiction is in the telling. It reads like fiction, but stays loyal to the truth. Philip Gerard walks this fine line with confidence, style and utter zeal, looking at the world with a reporters unflinching eye and offering it up with all the skill of a master storyteller. With the same clarity and passion, Gerard offers instruction and advice to help aspiring and experienced writers create pieces so compelling, so engaging, that readers will never forget them.

Artful Journalism

Essays in the Craft and Magic of True Storytelling
Author: Walt Harrington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996490115
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Artful Journalism is a must-read for journalism professors and students, working professionals who want to enhance their storytelling skills, readers, and literary journalism scholars who understand the immutable place of "truth" in even the most artful examples of journalism.For four decades, Walt Harrington has done memorable stories and books that are still studied and admired by those who pursue the kind of journalism that aims to engage the heart as well as the mind. A long-time Washington Post Magazine writer who became a journalism professor at the University of Illinois, Harrington has been a leading voice in the field of long-form storytelling. Artful Journalism collects for the first time his insightful and evocative essays that have inspired and informed several generations of writers who aspire to do journalism¬ that captures the feeling of literature while adhering to traditional journalistic standards of fairness, balance, and accuracy. Artful Journalism also includes essays by two of America's prominent young journalists, Wright Thompson and Justin Heckert, whose work has been inspired and shaped by Harrington's principles.

Writing Feature Articles


Author: Brendan Hennessy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136025537
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers.

Write Choices

Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling
Author: Sue Hertz
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483322629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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Developing nonfiction writers at any stage of their career Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the universal decisions writers confront when crafting any kind of factual narrative. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common choices all true storytellers encounter, whether they are writing memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, or travel essays. And since today’s writers are no longer confined to paper, Write Choices also includes digital storytelling options, and how writers can employ technology to enhance their narratives. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established nonfiction storytellers, both print and digital, Hertz aims to guide writers through key decisions to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and commentaries drawn from original interviews with master storytellers, Write Choices is a valuable resource for all nonfiction writers, from essayists to memoirists to literary journalists, at any stage of their career.

Sound Reporting

The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production
Author: Jonathan Kern
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022611175X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 380
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Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively. Whatever the case—whether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or both—Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster. Jonathan Kern, who has trained NPR’s on-air staff for years, is a gifted guide, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth. Along the way, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity. Best of all—because NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voices—lively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter. As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can. With today’s technologies allowing more people to turn their home computers into broadcast studios, Sound Reporting couldn’t have arrived at a better moment to reveal the secrets behind the story of NPR’s success.

Telling True Stories

A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Author: Mark Kramer,Wendy Call
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Death and Life of American Journalism

The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again
Author: Robert W McChesney,John Nichols
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568587007
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and scores of reporters are laid off across the country. Conventional wisdom says the Internet is to blame, but veteran journalists and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The crisis of American journalism predates the Great Recession and digital media boom. What we are witnessing now is the end of the commercial news model and the opportune moment for the creation of a new system of independent journalism, one subsidized by the public and capable of safeguarding our democracy.

China Ink

The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism
Author: Judy Polumbaum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573141
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 214
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This lively book explores changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on vital issues of freedom of expression and information that will chart China's future.

Reporting Iraq

An Oral History of the War by the Journalists who Covered it
Author: Mike Hoyt,John Palattella
Publisher: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 9781933633343
Category: History
Page: 191
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A new history of the Iraq war and the way it was reported, including contributions from forty-four reporters, photographers, translators, editors, and stringers from around the world. Rich with anecdote and illustrated with color photographs--including many never before published in U.S. newspapers--Reporting Iraq is a major event.--Cover.

Next Wave

University Edition: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists
Author: Walt Harrington,Mike Sager
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996490191
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 372
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Next Waveis fascinating and beautiful reading for enthusiasts and students of vibrant, you-are-there, literary non-fiction. Each chapter includes a photo, a bio, a personal essay, and an outstanding magazine or newspaper story from a different up-and-coming writer."

The New New Journalism

Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft
Author: Robert Boynton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307429040
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects. Jon Krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest. Ted Conover works for nearly a year as a prison guard. Susan Orlean follows orchid fanciers to reveal an obsessive subculture few knew existed. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spends nearly a decade reporting on a family in the South Bronx. And like their muckraking early twentieth-century precursors, they are drawn to the most pressing issues of the day: Alex Kotlowitz, Leon Dash, and William Finnegan to race and class; Ron Rosenbaum to the problem of evil; Michael Lewis to boom-and-bust economies; Richard Ben Cramer to the nitty gritty of politics. How do they do it? In these interviews, they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works, from their felt-tip pens, tape recorders, long car rides, and assumed identities; to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds. Interviews with: Gay Talese Jane Kramer Calvin Trillin Richard Ben Cramer Ted Conover Alex Kotlowitz Richard Preston William Langewiesche Eric Schlosser Leon Dash William Finnegan Jonathan Harr Jon Krakauer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Michael Lewis Susan Orlean Ron Rosenbaum Lawrence Weschler Lawrence Wright

Literary Journalism

A New Collection of the Best American Nonfiction
Author: Norman Sims,Mark William Kramer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780345382221
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 467
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Collects fifteen essays by masters and new voices in the genre of reportage literature, including memoirs, personal essays, profiles, travel literature, and science and nature writing

Slices of Life

Edited by Walt Harrington
Author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Journalism
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984606382
Category: Champaign (Ill.)
Page: 125
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A series of stories by student writers in Professor Walt Harrington's journalism class at the University of Illinois published in The News-Gazette.

Thoughts on Art and Life


Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 200
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