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Welcome to the new home of Literary Journalism, the newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies!

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  • IALJS at AEJMC in Virtual New Orleans
    For the second consecutive year, IALJS sessions at the annual AEJMC meeting were held virtually. Originally scheduled for New Orleans, the two online sessions on August 4 and August 6 were dedicated to the theme of “Activist Narrative Journalism: Aesthetics and Politics of Alternative Media.” The 2021 sessions were the first assembled by the new…

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  • Exploring Literary Journalism Coverage of Inequality and Social Protest: Report on the Transnational Literary Journalism Summer School, May 2021
    One milestone of the three-year Franco-Chilean CRONICA project, which was planned for 2020 but postponed a year and presented entirely online, was the first Transnational Literary Journalism Summer School, an École d’été that looked to promote graduate student research into comparative literary journalism. Held in Nancy at the end of May, just following IALJS 15…

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  • IALJS Annual Business Meeting Minutes
    INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING Minutes from meeting held at IALJS-15 via Zoom on 21 May 2021. 19.00 – 20.00 Copenhagen Time (UTC +2) First Vice President Rob Alexander called the 2021 annual business meeting of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies to order at 19.00. He was chairing the…

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  • Convening in the Time of Covid: Greetings from Copenhagen
    A Report on the 2021 IALJS Annual Convention The pandemic set the agenda for the IALJS-15 in Copenhagen, first postponed a full year and finally simply not making it physically to the host city. Online, however, it brought together a record total of 114 attendees from 25 countries. According to records kept by treasurer Bill…

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  • Bringing Narrative Journalists into the Classroom with “Gangrey: The Podcast”
    In the fall of 2012, I was working on a virtual roundtable discussion for the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction focused on how some journalism — narrative specifically — should be considered a form of creative writing. The panel consisted of Ben Montgomery, an enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the website…

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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.