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Robert S. Boynton, Amira Hass and Guillermo Altares

Kosmopolis 08. The New-New Journalism

Since Tom Wolfe published his manifesto "The New Journalism" thirty years ago, a large group of writers has continued to develop North American literary journalism based on investigative reporting. Today, a group of outstanding authors including the likes of Adrian Le-Blanc, Richard Preston and Susan Orlean represents the maturity the style has evolved into, and which has become known as "new-new journalism". What difficulties does investigative journalism face as we enter the new century? What paradoxes emerge when we investigate in the "age of access"? What is the situation in the European context? These are some of the questions that require us to open up the debate on the dilemmas facing investigative journalism in the 21st century.

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24 October 2008