Intimate Journalism: The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life

Intimate Journalism: The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life

by Walt Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761905863

ISBN-13: 9780761905868

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761905868
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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Prologue: The Job of Remembering for the Tribe
A Writer's Essay: Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
On Thinking About Intimate Journalism
On Reporting ....
On Writing ...
A Final Thought ...
11
The Man Who Couldn't Read3
2Shadow of a Nation19
343
The American Man at Age 1045
459
The Last Housewife in America61
5TV Without Guilt77
695
Mrs. Kelly's Monster97
7109
Missing Alice111
8123
In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle125
9Zepp's Last Stand141
10157
Each Other's Mirror159
11171
How The World Turns in West Philadelphia173
12225
Death in Venice227
13245
True Detective247
14When Daddy Comes Home275
15The Shape of Her Dreaming297
Notes: Prologue and A Writer's Essay321
Acknowledgments323
About the Editor325

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