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Letters to a Young Journalist (Art of Mentoring)by Samuel G Freedman
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Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. In Letters to a Young Journalist, Freedman conducts an extended conversation with young journalists-from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist. It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, and Freedman's provocative ideas and fascinating stories offer students and journalists at all levels of experience wise guidance and professional inspiration.
From one of America's most respected journalists--and a revered professor at Columbia University's School of Journalism--a lively and inspiring look at the art and craft of journalism.
It is no secret that journalisms 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.
About the Author
Samuel G. Freedman has been working as a journalist or teaching the craft for over thirty years. He is the author of five books, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and for the National Book Award, and winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Freedman is a professor of journalism at Columbia University's School of Journalism and a columnist for the New York Times. He lives in New York City.
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