"New Journalism"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 15 13:19:49 UTC 2009

Noteworthy, perhaps.  Perhaps not.  In the 1940 film _A Dispatch from
Reuters_, Edward G. Robinson is explaining to an unhelpful French
bureaucrat how his telegraphic service will revolutionize news reporting.
What he doesn't know is that the Emperor Louis Napoleon has snuck up behind
him and is paying close attention. (How do they think of these things?)

Louis Napoleon [_suddenly_]: Tell me more of this...[pregnant pause] new

Capital-letter "New Journalism" didn't begin till 25 years later, but so
what? Especially if you're a New Journalist.


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