Narrative Journalism Part Two

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photoTell me the facts, and I've got the facts. Tell me the story, and I've got a picture, a movie in the mind, a narrative of the world.

In part two of On Point's on narrative journalism top flight American journalists share their narrative craft and their stories at a recent conference on narrative journalism, including:

Isabel Wilkerson, with her Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the mighty Mississippi River in full, devastating flood.

Richard Reed on Afghanistan after the Taliban.

Madeline Blais on childhood in New York.

Adam Hochschild on running out of gas in South Africa.

Ann Faidiman on moving from the city to the woods.

Roy Peter Clark on the famous civil rights reporter Eugene Patterson, and his 1963 story "Flowers for the Graves".


Isabel Wilkerson, first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism

Madeline Blaais, writer and journalism teacher at the University of Massachusetts

Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar at the Poynter Institute

Adam Hochschild, co-founder of Mother Jones magazine and writing teacher at University of California at Berkeley

Ann Faidiman, editor of the literary quarterly, The American Scholar

Richard Reed senior writer for international affairs for teh Oregonian newspaper

This program aired on December 27, 2002.


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