The New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft

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Vintage #ad - The new new journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects. Ted conover works for nearly a year as a prison guard. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers.

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 Vintage Books.

Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. 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.

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. Susan orlean follows orchid fanciers to reveal an obsessive subculture few knew existed. Jon krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest.

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Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

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Plume #ad - Plume Books. 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.

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. 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.

Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University #ad - More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, los angeles times, new yorker, 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 Expect

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Three rivers Press CA. Revised and updated with a new preface and material on the rise of social media, the challenges facing printed news, and how journalism can fulfill its purpose in the digital age. Seventeen years ago, surveys, and public forums, interviews, the committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America’s most influential newspeople to ask the question, “What is journalism for?” Through exhaustive research, they identified the essential elements that define journalism and its role in our society.

. Updated with new material covering the rise of social media, and much more, this third edition of The Elements of Journalism is an essential read for journalists, collaborative web-based journalism in which anyone—professional or citizen—can produce news, students, a new, sponsored content, and anyone hoping to stay informed in the digital age.

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The Journalist and the Murderer

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Vintage #ad - 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. Plume Books.

. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, against Joe McGinniss, a convicted murderer, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject.

Vintage. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. 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.

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A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Three rivers Press CA. 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.

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Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World The MIT Press

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MITPress #ad - 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.

Three rivers Press CA. Campaign finance system by building AI software. 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. To prove her point, she undertakes a series of adventures in computer programming.

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S. Vintage. 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.

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The New Journalism Picador Books

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The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide

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Plume #ad - The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide #ad - Three rivers Press CA. Plume Books. Vintage. Storytelling—how to catch and hold a reader’s interest through artful narration of factual material   William E. Picador. 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.

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.

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Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Plume Books. 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. 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.

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. 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.

Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - . 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. 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.

He covers how to “get into” a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Throughout, including alex kotlowitz, anne Fadiman, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, and Sebastian Junger.

The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. University of Chicago Press.

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Associated Press Guide to News Writing: The Resource for Professional Journalists

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Arco #ad - Cappon offers timeless, practical advice and lively commentary on writing like a pro for novices and seasoned professionals alike. Vintage. Designed to help writers at any level improve the quality and flow of their writing. Plume Books. University of Chicago Press. Learn how to develop a hook, choose the most effective words, construct a good lead, and implement more strategies for success.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in this valuable writer’s resource: how to write in a clear, knowledgeable and compelling way the nuances of news writing How to start from “square one” Understand the role of punctuation in journalism How to use detail to add color and depth to your writing What you must avoid in your writing How to uncover new angles on old stories and develop new stories The magic of “angle” to the written word Whether you plan to become a journalist or just want to markedly improve your writing ability, The Associated Press Guide to News Writing offers tried and proven advice and techniques to take your writing to the next level.

Associated Press Guide to News Writing: The Resource for Professional Journalists #ad - Cappon, to create your own compelling and clear writing style. Three rivers Press CA. Former long-time associated Press AP General News Editor, Rene J. Cappon covers all the essential methodologies of researching and generating the written word in this guide. Discover the methods and skillful tricks of master news writer, Rene J.

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Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

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University of Chicago Press #ad - University of Chicago Press. 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. Vintage. Hart covers what writers in this genre need to know, and character, revising, to drafting, to mastering point of view and such basic elements as scene, action, from understanding story theory and structure, and editing work for publication.

Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. From there, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, genres, styles, and media to which his advice applies. Three rivers Press CA. Picador. 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.

Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - From the work of the new journalists in the 1960s, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, and a host of others, Atul Gawande, Susan Orlean, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, narrative nonfiction has come into its own. 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.

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Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Picador. Three rivers Press CA. Plume Books. 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.

Vintage. 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.

Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production #ad - 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. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. University of Chicago Press.

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. Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound.

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