October 6 & 7, 2009
NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Square East
This symposium, composed of three distinct panels over two evenings, offers an exciting public conversation about the state of the art of reportage amid a rapidly changing media landscape; the various approaches to and practices of long-form and literary journalism; and the ongoing legacy of renowned practitioners like Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński. At a time when categorical differences between fiction and nonfiction are increasingly ambiguous–and the gap between their respective segments of the publishing market increasingly small–a discussion of reportage as a literary art form seems paramount.
Free and open to the public, this event coincides with the launch this fall of the Literary Reportage concentration at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and is being held in association with the Overseas Press Club of America and Words Without Borders, the online magazine of international literature.