Intimate journalism: the art and craft of reporting everyday life

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Sage Publications, Mar 28, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 325 pages
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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.

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WALT HARRINGTON is a former award-winning writer for The Washington Post Magazine. His book Crossings: A White Man's Journey into Black America was the winner of the Gustavus Meyers Award for the Study of Human Rights in the United States. He now teaches literary journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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