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Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist: Tales from the Field
|| 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.
||Monday, February 20, 2017 4:30 PM
Monday, February 20, 2017
||169 College Avenue
||Teleconference Lecture Hall (4th floor)
|City, State, Country:
||Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor's office, Rutgers Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers School of Communication and 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.
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