The Rapid Media Change Theory of the History of American Literary Journalism

Literary journalism emerges during times of rapid media change This essay is excerpted and adapted from Jonathan D. Fitzgerald’s forthcoming book How the News Feels: The Empathic Power of Literary Journalists (University of Massachusetts Press, July 2023). When I was in graduate school and beginning to approach the field of literary journalism studies, I was…

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In Memoriam, Norman Sims

The field of literary journalism studies lost a giant this year The field of literary journalism studies lost a giant on Sunday, May 15, 2022.  Norman Sims (1948-2022), a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is widely acknowledged as the founder of the field. His three edited volumes as well as…

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CFP: Narrative Journalism Across Media: Nonfiction Ethics and Literary Aesthetics

Call for Panel Participants Sessions Organized by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies To Be Held at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication August 3–6, 2022 Detroit, USA Narrative Journalism Across Media: Nonfiction Ethics and Literary Aesthetics Digital media forms increasingly provide the canvas for the most…

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