Tag: new journalism

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Nights of Terror, Days of Weird

On the chaotic letters of journalist and Dr. Strangelove screenwriter Terry Southern.

Plus: "Twirling at Ole Miss," Southern's famous 1963 piece for Esquire.

Out of Bethlehem

The life and politics of Joan Didion.


The Birth of 'The New Journalism'; Eyewitness Report by Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe on the development of ”New Journalism,” an unconventional reporting style which he helped to pioneer.

I had the feeling, rightly or wrongly, that I was doing things no one had ever done before in journalism. I used to try to imagine the feeling readers must have had upon finding all this carrying on and cutting up in a Sunday supplement. I liked that idea. I had no sense of being a part of any normal journalistic or literary environment.


Gay Talese, The Art of Nonfiction No. 2

The original new journalist on his start at the Times, his daily writing routine, and why he’s always taken notes on shirt boards.