Thursday, February 24, 2011

March 1976: "New Journalism"

Question: What was the “New Journalism”?

Answer: “Tom Wolfe and others discovered that it was possible in nonfiction to use virtually any literary device to excite and engage the reader both intellectually and emotionally.”

Comment: I know you know what was known as the “new journalism.” I just thought it would be good to define it, since it is now part of the mainstream in books, newspapers and magazines. And its devices should probably be actively taught in your writing classes. RayS.

Title: “Teaching the New Journalism.” G Nicholson. English Journal (March 1976), 55-56.

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