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Intimate Journalism
The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life



March 1997 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An exemplary text for courses in feature writing, magazine, and literary journalism, Intimate Journalism introduces students to the cutting-edge art of combining traditional feature writing with deep journalistic inquiry. This collection of award-winning articles elevates human interest reporting to new heights in the literary journalism field. In a detailed and hands-on, practical primer on in-depth human reporting, editor Walt Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection by sharing the trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post Magazine. Fifteen articles follow, each containing fascinating examples of evocative human reporting by some of the most artful journalists in America. Each article is followed by an invaluable afterword from each journalist describing how he or she conceptualized, reported and wrote their particular story. In this passionate and intense volume, Harrington gives journalists inspiration and guidance on how to turn ordinary life into extraordinary journalism A must for students and teachers of journalism, for budding magazine and newspaper writers, and for professional journalists who wish to be re-inspired by the superb reporting, distinctive writing, and sound advice found in this text.

 
Prologue
The Job of Remembering for the Tribe  
 
A Writer's Essay
Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary  
Gary Smith
The Man Who Couldn't Read
Gary Smith
Shadow of a Nation
Susan Orlean
The American Man at Age Ten
David Finkel
The Last Housewife in America
David Finkel
TV without Guilt
Jon Franklin
Mrs Kelly's Monster
Pete Earley
Missing Alice
Madeleine Blais
In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle
Madeleine Blais
Zepp's Last Stand
Jeanne Marie Laskas
Each Other's Mirror
Richard Ben Cramer
How the World Turns in West Philadelphia
Mike Sager
Death in Venice
Walt Harrington
True Detective
Walt Harrington
When Daddy Comes Home
Walt Harrington
The Shape of Her Dreaming

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ISBN: 9780761905875
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