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The New Journalism
The new journalism

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction, there is only narrative.

—E. L. Doctorow (as quoted in Fishkin, 1985, p. 207)

None of this was made up.

—John Hersey (1980, p. 2)

Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into.

—Wallace Stevens (as quoted in John Updike, 1995, p. 21)

My topics are facts, fictions, and the New (and old) Journalism (Frus, 1994; Wolfe, 1973), the nonfiction novel (Zavarzadeh, 1976), the new and old ethnography (Webster, 1982), the facts of fiction, fictionalized facts, and the narrative turn in the human disciplines (Bochner, 1994; Maines, 1993), and what this turn means for writing ethnography in the sixth moment.1 My argument moves in two ...

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