Norman Mailer e o jornalismo

A propósito da morte do escritor e jornalista, fica aqui sugestão da leitura de uma entrevista de Margo Hammond, editora de livros do St. Petersburg Times, feita em 2004 e intitulada Norman Mailer on the Media and the Message. Está no Poynter Online.

Reivindicando para si pelo menos parte na génese do chamado ‘Novo Jornalismo, Mailer desabafa, a dado passo:

By the way, newsrooms these days all sound like you’re in a monastery. All the computers are so silent. I miss the old days. Lots of journalism writing is bad because the pressure of being a good writer is not the first talent you need to be a good journalist. The first talent you need is the emotional readiness to introduce yourself to strangers and pick their brains.

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