Other Readings

I will add to this on occasion
These are in the Journalism Library
  • Best American Magazine Writing -- a yearly publication compiled by American Society of Magazine Editors. PS648.P47 B47
  • Best newspaper writing. 1979- PN4726 .B38
  • Literary journalism : a chronicle of influence and association from Addison and Steele, to Dreiser, Anderson, and Hemingway, 1979. PN4759 .M481 1984
  • Literary journalism on trial: Masson v. New Yorker and the First Amendment, Kathy Roberts Forde, 2008. KF228.M3747 F67 2008
  • Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors, Edd Applegate, ed., 1996. PN4871 .A661 1996
  • Narrating the news: New journalism and literary genre in late nineteenth-century American newspapers and fiction, Karen Roggenkamp. 2005. PN4864 .R64 2005
  • Settling the borderland : other voices in literary journalism, Jan Whitt. 2008. PS366.R44 W55 2008
    • "Settling the Borderland deals with the intimate connection between journalism and literature, both fields in which work by women has been underrepresented. This book has a twin focus: the work of journalists who became some of the greatest novelists, poets, and short-story writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in America, several of whom are men, and contemporary journalists who best exemplify the effective use of literary techniques in news coverage."
 These are on Reserve in the Journalism Library

  • A Bibliography of Literary Journalism in America, Edwin H. Ford, Burgess Publishing Co., 1937. 016.81 F699b
  • A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, John C. Harstock, University of Massachusets Press, 2000. PS366.R44 H37 2000
  • A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism: Representative Writers in an Emerging Genre, Thomas B. Connery, ed., Greenwood Press, 1992. PS366.R44 S68 1992
  • Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, William Zinsser, ed. CT25 .I58 1987
  • Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century, Norman Sims, ed., Oxford University Press, 1990. PS366.R44 L57 1990
  • Literary Journalism: A New Collection of the Best American Nonfiction, Norman Sims & Mark Kramer, eds., Ballantine Books, 1995. PS366.R44 L571 1995
  • Literary Journalism: A Reader, Jean Chance & William McKeen, eds., Wadsworth, 2001. PS659 .L565 2000
  • The Best American Sports Writing of the Century, David Halberstam, ed., Houghton-Mifflin, Co., 1999. PS509.S65 B48 1999
  • The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism Revolution, Marc Weingarten, Crown Publishers, 2006. PS366.R44 W45 2006
  • The Literature of Fact: Readings for Writers, W. Ross Winterowd, Lucy Hawk & Geoffrey R. Winterowd, eds., Prentice Hall, 1988. PE1417 .L637 1988
  • The New Journalism, Tom Wolfe, Harper & Row, 1973. PN4867.W6
  • The New New Journalism: Conversations on Craft With America's Best Nonfiction Writers, Robert S. Boynton. PN4867 .N38 2005
  • The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing, Ben Yagoda, Harper Collins, 2004. PE1421 .Y34 2004

Examples of Literary Journalism
Annals of Gastronomy:  (Check out the fourth graf on postmodern metaphor.)

Trial by Fire: Did Texas execute an innocent man?
Girl In the Window: Here is the text of story that won the Pulitzer: http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article750838.ece

Here is the multimedia package:http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2008/reports/danielle
Legal Realism, The New Journalism, and "The Brethren"

The Elusive Truth

A Million Little Lies

Is "Bringing Down the House" a Fraud?
A brief review of Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson V. "New Yorker" and the First Amendment by Kathy Roberts Ford

If you have a further interest in this tension between fact and fiction in journalism you might be interested in Tom Goldstein's Journalism and Truth: Strange Bedfellows)
Journalism and the Novel: Truth and Fiction

On Diversity in Literary Journalism
Where are the women? Preface to Settling the borderland: other voices in literary journalism, by Jan Whitt

Readings on writing memoirs: http://delicious.com/TripleR/6309%20memoirs
Modern American Memoirs by Annie Dillard, Cort Conley
Review of Memoir: A History
Atticus Finch and the limits of Southern liberalism. (You might scan through this to add another dynamic to the Liebling piece. Earl Long was of a type that largely disappeared in the South with the S.C. decision in Brown v. The Board of Education)
Mary White (obit for a daughter by William Allen White) 

Horowitz's Notepad: Socialist Books: Books on U.S. Poverty that David Horowitz calls left-wing.
Juan Thompson and the Aspen Institute hosted a symposium on July 21, 2007 on the work of the late writer Hunter S. Thompson who created his own genre of writing with Gonzo Journalism and changed American political reporting forever with his book Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.Thirty-five years later journalists Carl Bernstein, Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Loren Jenkins of NPR, John Nichols of The Nation and others came together in a symposium moderated by Professor Douglas Brinkley to discuss the effect of Hunter's work on political reporting and American politics. The hour and half event is exclusively available at www.HunterThompsonFilms.com in nineteen clips of free, streaming video produced by Wayne Ewing.

On Writing Styles / Techniques
Bare(ly) Narrative: On Plain Style
How To Write a Great Novel
The Power of Chronological Structure (the process story) 
GQ and The New Yorker: two takes on brain damage from football
On Metaphors

On Journalism as Literature
Journalism as the Basis for Literature ("crowding eternity into five minutes")

On Hiroshima
The irony surrounding Hersey and his book about the dropping of the bomb is it remains a issue of contested truth to this day.
A Hiroshima Bibliography
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped video?

The Greatest Hoax In American History: Japan’s Alleged Willingness to Surrender During the Final Months of World War II
On Hiroshima