Thursday, July 31, 2008

Us and Them

Here is an interesting article from New Yorker about China's angry youth. For all those who want to know more about the country and all those who wan to muse on things such as objectivity, cropping, fairness and balance in reporting, truth.

Just look at this example:
A photograph on, for instance, had been cropped around military trucks bearing down on unarmed protesters. But an uncropped version showed a crowd of demonstrators lurking nearby, including someone with an arm cocked, hurling something at the trucks. To Tang, the cropping looked like a deliberate distortion. (CNN disputed this and said that the caption fairly describes the scene.)

But: isn't all journalism a crop of reality?

We should be aware that every report is limited by the humannes of the reporter.

That's why I like literary journalism. Because literary journalists admit their subjectivity. If not by the use of first person then by the use of their voice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Books

It's been a while since I posted anything on this blog. In the meantime I had two books published and I was working on two others.

The first, Preteklost je prolog, is a history of journalism and media; it is a textbook for students of journalism. It was published by Založba FDV.

The second, Literarno novinarstvo, is my dissertation on Literary Journalism. It was published by Modrijan.

The other two are being released in September.
The first one, Dekle kot Tisa, is a novel, and is being published by publishing house Miš. It is a love story between a girl from the Adriatic coast and a boy from the Pannon lowlands. As they fall in love in the beginning of 1990s, at the time of the war in Balkans regions, their love has little future.

The second one, Literary Journalism in the United States of America and Slovenia, is the English translation of my dissertation, and is being published in the United States of America by University Press of America.