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  • 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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  • Against Split Personality Pedagogy
    Teaching literary journalism reporting techniques across the journalism curriculum *Editor’s note: This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in Literary Journalism vol. 13, no. 2 (2019). If you’re reading this article, you’re likely already engaged in the teaching and study of literary journalism. But you probably also teach classes other than literary journalism,…

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  • Literary Journalism In Fin-De-Siècle Vienna
    A cultural tradition of newspapers. *Editor’s note: This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in Literary Journalism vol. 12, no. 2 (2018).  Newspapers may not be the first cultural output that springs to mind in connection with Vienna, a city best known for its artistic and intellectual accomplishments over the last century. Instead,…

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  • IALJS at AEJMC Detroit Held in Person
    Panelists convened to discuss nonfiction ethics and literary aesthetics After two consecutive years online, IALJS sessions at the annual AEJMC meeting took place in person. Detroit, Michigan was the site of this year’s conference, which featured two full sessions on August 3 dedicated to the theme of “Narrative Journalism Across Media: Nonfiction Ethics and Literary…

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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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From the Archives

Below each issue of the IALJS newsletter are commendable examples of literary journalism, some of which may be mentioned in the issue.