Literary Journalism

This post was originally written in June 24, 2009, as part of the original Reading in Between blog (which went a little off-track).

About a couple of weeks ago, one of my upperclassmen from college (thanks, Ate Karen) posted a link to an article about a most fascinating experiment by an Israeli newspaper. Essentially, what happened was that the editor of Haaretz – an influential Israeli newspaper – decided that for one day, the paper will be written almost entirely by the great poets and authors of Israel. The result, as I understood it, was nothing short of spectacular. It was well-received by the readers, and it was clear that the poets and authors themselves have quite enjoyed the exercise (the journalists thought the experiment interesting, but seemed to be defensive). The whole of the article shared can be found here. Continue reading