Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing

Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing

by Robert Schmuhl, Terence Smith
     
 

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Making Words Dance features lectures by fifteen of the country's most respected journalist and writers given as part of the lecture series at the University of Notre Dame honoring award-winning columnist Red Smith. Edited by Robert Schmuhl, director of the Red Smith Lecture in Journalism since its inception in 1983, the collection offers assessments of the news

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Making Words Dance features lectures by fifteen of the country's most respected journalist and writers given as part of the lecture series at the University of Notre Dame honoring award-winning columnist Red Smith. Edited by Robert Schmuhl, director of the Red Smith Lecture in Journalism since its inception in 1983, the collection offers assessments of the news business and writing by Ted Koppel, Frank McCourt, Jim Lehrer, Judy Woodruff, David Remnick, and James Reston, among others. Notably, the book also includes the final lecture on journalism given by Tim Russert before his untimely death in 2008. The collected lectures are complemented by sixteen articles and columns by Smith, a stylist and reporter whose writing always danced and taught lessons about the craft. Both an entertaining tutorial on the writer's art and an incisive commentary on the state of contemporary media, Making Words Dance is a fitting celebration of the life and work of one of American journalism's most notable figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740790096
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,062,838
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Robert Schmuhl holds the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. He is the director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics & Democracy, also at Notre Dame, and the author or editor of ten other books.

Terence Smith, Red Smith's son and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is an award-winning journalist who has been a reporter, a foreign correspondent, and an editor for the New York Times, CBS News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, National Public Radio, and a variety of Web sites.

Online:
terencefsmith.com

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