The new new journalism

The new new journalism is an anthology on American literary journalism, taking a nod from Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism, which is 30 this year.

It not really new, alas, but more of a celebration of a journalistic style that has continued and matured ever since Tom Wolfe wrote the new journalism manifesto in 1977. Indeed, the anthology should be more accurately titled old new journalism, as its practically all print-based. Looks a cute read, though. As one poster on Metafilter aptly pointed out, “as long as the “New New Journalism” sticks to third person narrative and doesn’t suck up to people in power by shilling falsehoods about foreign enemies, then count me in.”