Stories Can Save Us: America's Best Narrative Journalists Explain How

Stories Can Save Us: America's Best Narrative Journalists Explain How

Stories Can Save Us: America's Best Narrative Journalists Explain How

Stories Can Save Us: America's Best Narrative Journalists Explain How

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Overview

Great journalism relies on a narrative arc to engage and inform the reader. Stories Can Save Us looks at how the best reporters and writers craft narrative literary journalism. Journalist Matt Tullis uses the material he gathered in the more than seventy-five interviews he conducted with the best narrative and literary journalists in the country through his podcast, Gangrey: The Podcast, to show how these professionals conceive and writesuch compelling stories.

Through his podcast, Tullis interviewed Pulitzer Prizewinners, National Magazine Awardwinners, and many authors of books of narrative journalism, including New York Times best-selling authors. He also spoke with reporters of different races and backgrounds, styles and strengths—journalists who have been published in the most prestigious newspapers and magazines—to ask: How do they find story ideas? How do they reach out to potential story subjects? What are their interviewstrategies? How do they conduct other information gathering? How do they come up with their amazing and enticing leads? How do they develop story structure? How does the story change in the revision process? How do they make their stories great and make them into the types of stories that people read and talk about for years?

Through Tullis’s conversations with these top-tier journalists, we are offered a window into their methods and practices as well as the motivations behind great journalism and how it speaks to the cultural climate of its time. Tullis’s goal was to expand the power and potential of what amazing reporting and narrative writing can do, believing that it can literally change a reader’s mood and, possibly, a reader’s life.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820366753
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 06/01/2024
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 866,093
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

MATT TULLIS was an experienced journalist and journalism professor at Fairfield University, and the author of Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer. As a freelance writer, Tullis wrote for The Daily Beast, SB Nation Longform, Nieman Storyboard, Cleveland Magazine, and many other publications.

MATT TULLIS was an experienced journalist and journalism professor at Fairfield University, and the author of Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer. As a freelance writer, Tullis wrote for The Daily Beast, SB Nation Longform, Nieman Storyboard, Cleveland Magazine, and many other publications.
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