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AWP 2017: The New New New Journalism: Reporting with the I

  • 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. (map)

Four decades after Tom Wolfe coined the term “new journalism” and a decade after Robert Boynton hailed Susan Orlean, Jon Krakauer, and others as “new new journalists,” subjectivity in journalism is hot again. Five writers whose work sometimes straddles the line between memoir and journalism discuss where that line is, if it’s moved over the past years, what a personal perspective can bring to reporting—and what the legacies of Wolfe and other writers mean forty years into being “new.”