Ted conover works for nearly a year as a prison guard. Jon krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest. Adrian nicole leblanc spends nearly a decade reporting on a family in the South Bronx. How do they do it? in these interviews, they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works, long car rides, from their felt-tip pens, tape recorders, and assumed identities; to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds.
The New New Journalism: Conversations with America's Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft #ad - Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. Thompson, and gay talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. And like their muckraking early twentieth-century precursors, leon dash, they are drawn to the most pressing issues of the day: Alex Kotlowitz, 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.
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard UniversityPlume #ad - Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, scenes, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, and ideas to life on the page. Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read 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. The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, radio producers, as well as for freelance writers, and memoirists. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, new yorker, los angeles times, 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 York Times, Washington Post and more .
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The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should ExpectThree Rivers Press #ad - . Together why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk. Rasmi simhan, boston globe“kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays on each element are concise gems, filled with insights worthy of becoming axiomatic. The book that every citizen and journalist Should Read“What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave.
Better—it has solutions. The elements of journalism is written for journalists, but any citizen who wonders why the news seems trivial or uninspiring should read it. Marta salij, detroit free pressThe elements of journalism are:* Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth. Its first loyalty is to citizens.
The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect #ad - Its essence is a discipline of verification. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover. It must serve as an independent monitor of power. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise. It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant. It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.
Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.
Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and PublishingUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, rites, participating in its trials, and memoir—the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, and rituals as a member of the group.
Over three and a half decades, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, and inspected meat for the USDA. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin?Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels.
It’s a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world. . Throughout, conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, Anne Fadiman, including Alex Kotlowitz, and Sebastian Junger.
Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public.
He covers how to “get into” a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge.
The Journalist and the MurdererVintage #ad - The journalist and the murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.
Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the macdonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, their lawyers, the members of the jury, as she points out, she cannot lose.
A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. In malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness.
The Journalist and the Murderer #ad - Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, a convicted murderer, the author of Fatal Vision, against Joe McGinniss, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject.
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal GuidePlume #ad - Blundell, one of the best writers on one of america's best-written papers—The Wall Street Journal—has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, leads, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks about: · how and where to get ideas · what readers like and don’t like · Adding energy and interest to tired topics · Getting from first ideas to finish article · The rules of organization · How—and whom—to quote and paraphrase · Wordcraft, and narrative flow · Self-editing and notes on style … plus many sample feature articles.
Storytelling—how to catch and hold a reader’s interest through artful narration of factual material William E.
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and PublishingUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Revealing the stories behind the stories, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, anecdotes, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism.
From there, genres, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, styles, and media to which his advice applies. From the work of the new journalists in the 1960s, susan orlean, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, and a host of others, Atul Gawande, narrative nonfiction has come into its own.
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - Now in storycraft, a former managing editor of the Oregonian who guided several Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to publication, Jack Hart, delivers what will certainly become the definitive guide to the methods and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction. Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, to drafting, revising, action, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, and character, from understanding story theory and structure, and editing work for publication.
With examples that draw from magazine essays, and radio programs, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, Storycraft will be an indispensable resource for years to come.
The Best American Magazine Writing 2019Columbia University Press #ad - Other journalists explore the indications of environmental catastrophe, from invasive lionfish Smithsonian to the omnipresence of plastic National Geographic. Personal pieces consider the toll of mass incarceration, including Reginald Dwayne Betts’s “Getting Out” New York Times Magazine; “This Place Is Crazy, ” by John J.
. That conversation is inspired by mcsweeney’s winning the ASME Award for Fiction, which is celebrated here with a story by Lesley Nneka Arimah, a magical-realist tale charged with feminist allegory. Félix reflect on the Kavanaugh hearings and #MeToo. A pair of never-before-published conversations illuminates the state of the American magazine: New Yorker writer Ben Taub speaks to Eric Sullivan of Esquire about pursuing a career as a reporter, alongside Taub’s piece investigating how the Iraqi state is fueling a resurgence of ISIS.
The Best American Magazine Writing 2019 #ad - The anthology features remarkable reporting, including the story of a teenager who tried to get out of MS-13, only to face deportation ProPublica; an account of the genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar Politico; and a sweeping California Sunday Magazine profile of an agribusiness empire. And karolina waclawiak of buzzfeed News interviews McSweeney’s editor Claire Boyle about challenges and opportunities for fiction at small magazines.
Lennon esquire; and robert wright’s “getting Out of Prison Meant Leaving Dear Friends Behind” Marshall Project with Vice. The best american magazine writing 2019 presents articles honored by this year’s National Magazine Awards, and violence, showcasing outstanding writing that addresses urgent topics such as justice, power, gender, both at home and abroad.
From the pages of the atlantic and the new yorker, writers and critics discuss prominent political figures: Franklin Foer’s “American Hustler” explores Paul Manafort’s career of corruption; Jill Lepore recounts the emergence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and Caitlin Flanagan and Doreen St.
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World The MIT PressThe MIT Press #ad - Campaign finance system by building AI software. If we understand the limits of what we can do with technology, Broussard tells us, we can make better choices about what we should do with it to make the world better for everyone. With this book, she offers a guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology—and issues a warning that we should never assume that computers always get things right.
Making a case against technochauvinism—the belief that technology is always the solution—Broussard argues that it's just not true that social problems would inevitably retreat before a digitally enabled Utopia. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work.
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World The MIT Press #ad - To prove her point, she undertakes a series of adventures in computer programming. A guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology and why we should never assume that computers always get it right. In artificial unintelligence, meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems.
She goes for an alarming ride in a driverless car, concluding “the cyborg future is not coming any time soon”; uses artificial intelligence to investigate why students can't pass standardized tests; deploys machine learning to predict which passengers survived the Titanic disaster; and attempts to repair the U.
S. Broussard, a software developer and journalist, reminds us that there are fundamental limits to what we can and should do with technology.
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and ProductionUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. 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.
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production #ad - 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. 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, is a gifted guide, who has trained nPR’s on-air staff for years, 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. Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound.
WikiLeaks: News in the Networked EraPolity #ad - It has provoked anger and enthusiasm in equal measure, from across the political and journalistic spectrum. Wikileaks poses a series of questions to the status quo in politics, journalism and to the ways we understand political communication. It has compromised the foreign policy operations of the most powerful state in the world, broken stories comparable to great historic scoops like the Pentagon Papers, and caused the mighty international news organizations to collaborate with this tiny editorial outfit.
Yet it may also be on the verge of extinction. This is the first book to examine WikiLeaks fully and critically and its place in the contemporary news environment. Wikileaks is the most challenging journalistic phenomenon to have emerged in the digital era. Welcome to wiki World and a new age of uncertainty.
WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era #ad - The authors combine inside knowledge with the latest media research and analysis to argue that the significance of Wikileaks is that it is part of the shift in the nature of news to a network system that is contestable and unstable.