December 7, 2010

The Shadow Man

Immersion journalist Ted Conover discusses going deep into a story.

Max Lakin

Most halfway decent journalism concerns itself with a few things. Dates and names, to be sure; locations, of course; perhaps some general public opinion; or, if your reporter has had a particularly refreshing night's sleep, some social commentary. Usually it's a glancing swipe at how a few people are living this week, this month, this year. Ted Conover's journalism, bracing in its near erasure of boundaries, concerns itself with something else. It tells you What It's Like To Be There.

Post a comment

Comment Rules

The following HTML is allowed in comments:
Bold: <b>Text</b>
Italic: <i>Text</i>
<a href="URL">Text</a>


Article by Max Lakin

Contact this author