New Journalism


Early 1900s Investigative journalists such as Lincoln Steffens and Ida M. Tarbell blend literary techniques and journalism in articles that expose corrupt business and government practices.

1962 Journalist Gay Talese uses interviews, dialogue, and observation in a factual but literary article on boxer Joe Louis in Esquire magazine.


1970 Tom Wolfe challenges traditional journalism with Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, reporting in a lively observational style.

1972 Hunter S. Thompson publishes the drug-fueled Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the genesis of “gonzo journalism,” in which the writer ...

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