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Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

The Staff of the Columbia Journalism Review and James Marcus


The Columbia Journalism Review's Second Read series features distinguished journalists revisiting key works of reportage. Launched in 2004, the series also allows authors to address such ongoing concerns as the conflict between narrative flair and accurate reporting, the legacy of New Journalism, the need for reporters to question their political assumptions, the limitations of participatory journalism, and the temptation to substitute “truthiness” for hard, challenging fact. Representing a wide range of views, this book embodies the diversity and dynamism of contemporary nonfiction while offe ... More

Keywords: journalists, reportage, narrative flair, accurate reporting, New Journalism, participatory journalism, nonfiction, Columbia Journalism Review

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231159319
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

The Staff of the Columbia Journalism Review, editor
Columbia University

James Marcus, editor

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Paul Cowan’s

Rick Perlstein

Daniel Defoe’s

Nicholson Baker

James Agee’s

Dale Maharidge

Paul Gallico’s

Robert Lipsyte

Rachel Carson’s

Marla Cone

A. J. Liebling’s

Evan Cornog

Stanley Booth’s

Ted Conover

Tom Wolfe’s

Jack Schafer

Palagummi Sainath’s

Naresh Fernandes

Michael Herr’s

Connie Schultz

Cornelius Ryan’s

Michael Shapiro

John McPhee’s

Douglas McCollam

Marshall Frady’s

Scott Sherman

Rian Malan’s

Gal Beckerman

Vincent Sheean’s

John Maxwell Hamilton

Norman Mailer’s

Tom Piazza

William Manchester’s

Thomas mallon

Joan Didion’s

David Ulin

Peter Fleming’s

Justin Peters

Betty MacDonald’s

Claire Dederer

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