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Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist: Tales from the Field

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Synopsis: In this session we consider how “crossover” academic books can engage general readers, and we offer a series of general tips on writing and publishing such books.
Start Time: Monday, February 20, 2017 4:30 PM
End Time: Monday, February 20, 2017 6:30 PM
Location: Alexander Library
Address: 169 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Teleconference Lecture Hall (4th floor)
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: 0
Speaker: Ted Conover
Sponsor: Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor's office, Rutgers Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers School of Communication and Information
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://rupep.weebly.com
Contact Name: Teja Pristavec
Contact Email: tpristavec@sociology.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 853-2524
Additional Information: Journalists present stories about what's happening in the world to a general audience. But how do they notice things? What counts as news? How do they know what questions to ask? One source of ideas, of thinking about words like poverty, power, privilege, gender, and class, is social science. Ted Conover, author of Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep, will talk about how his background in social science made him a better journalist, and share some examples from his researches among railroad tramps, Mexican migrants, Aspenites and corrections officers. ​ For more information, visit http://rupep.weebly.com.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni