Whether you're a journalism student, a professional journalist, or an aspiring writer hoping to stretch your skills, this collection of today's top stories will nudge you forward. Editors Alice Klement and Carolyn Matalene include unabridged examples of journalism writing that grabs readers and doesn't let go. Progressing from traditional journalists as objective outsiders, Telling Stories/Taking Risks introduces you to nontraditional journalists as involved insiders. In this anthology, writers take physical, psychological, and stylistic risks, tackling challenges that we'll all face at the millennium. Telling Stories/Taking Risks includes many uncut stories from national, regional, and local newspapers, both mainstream and alternative, as well as from national magazines such as Esquire and Sports Illustrated; short biographies of each writer and explanations of how their stories evolved; and discussions of objectivity and subjectivity, accuracy and honesty, reporting strategies and writing processes.
Susan gives an overview of the book:
What can I tell you? I am the product of a happy and relatively uneventful childhood in Cleveland, Ohio (back when the Indians were still a lousy team, and before they became a really good team and then again became a somewhat lousy team, although I have hope again...) This...