Submersion journalism: reporting in the radical first person from Harper's magazine

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New Press, Sep 9, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 322 pages
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Fifteen sparkling works of inside-out reportage--"Harper's" own house brand of "Submersion Journalism"--an unapologetically aggressive approach to reporting in an age of lies.
""A dazzling intellectual immersion....Consistently challenging, even demanding, Harper's power is in its ability to cause sometimes subtle, sometimes seismic shifts in a reader's world view.""--National Magazine Award citation for General Excellence, 2006
Over the past several years, "Harper's Magazine" has fostered an exciting brand of journalism, participatory, sometimes even undercover, in approach. The magazine's correspondents have infiltrated the Republican machine, from its lowliest canvassing operation to its corporate and evangelical elite, and they have posed as shady clients for sleazy blue-chip lobbying firms. They have shot machine guns, lounged in Vegas brothels, and peered into secret tunnels in Mexicali. They have terrorized art museums and touched off worldwide fads.
"Submersion Journalism" collects the best of this reportage--by celebrated authors (William T. Vollmann, Barbara Ehrenreich) and fresh new voices (Wells Tower, Jake Silverstein) alike--in a book that serves not just as a collection of striking stories but also as a proclamation in favor of truth-telling instead of managed "news" and PR spin. The book is a defense of the radically first-person dispatch, filed from exactly those points of view where a reporter is not supposed to be.
With articles by Charles Bowden, Adam Davidson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Steve Featherstone, Kristoffer A. Garin, Gary Greenberg, Jay Kirk, Willem Marx, Morgan Meis, Jeff Sharlet, Jake Silverstein, Ken Silverstein, Wells Tower, William T.Vollmann, Bill Wasik

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Review: Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harper's Magazine

User Review  - Jerry Peace - Goodreads

What excellent journalism is all about. Even the fawning is presented as fawning and not truth. I particularly recommend "Bird-Dogging the Bush Vote," Jesus Plus Nothing," "Welcome to Cancerland," "A ... Read full review

Review: Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harper's Magazine

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Marked as "read," but I was actually too bored to finish these essays. Aside from one in which the author joins a group of men who have traveled to Europe to find wives, many of these essays hardly ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Roger D Hodge
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Undercover with D C s Lobbyists for Hire
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Undercover Among Americas Secret Theocrats
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