9780465024568

Letters to a Young Journalist

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465024568

  • ISBN10:

    0465024564

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-08
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, but in Letters to a Young Journalist, Samuel G. Freedman shows that the craft is not only worth pursuing but more crucial than ever. Freedman draws on his thirty-year career as an award-winning practitioner and professor of journalism to inspire students and seasoned professionals alike with wise guidance, penetrating insights, and astonishing anecdotes. In this updated edition, Freedman also addresses the recent unprecedented transformations within the industry--changes with which journalists at every level now have to contend.

Author Biography

Samuel G. Freedman is a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the author of six books of nonfiction. He has worked as a reporter for the New York Times and contributor to Rolling Stone and Salon, among other publications, and has won numerous awards, including a Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He lives in New York City.

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