Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing

Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing

Robert Schmuhl


while respected Notre Dame alumnus and award-winning journalist purple Smith died in 1982, the college created a lecture sequence in his identify, backed through John and Susan McMeel and common Press Syndicate, and based through writer Robert Schmuhl. Fifteen lectures by way of the country’s most useful newshounds and writers in addition to 16 articles and columns through Smith himself are incorporated during this compilation. half occasion of Smith’s lifestyles, half instructional at the writer’s artwork, and half exam of the kingdom of journalism, this well timed and undying portrait of up to date media and its function in American tradition is literate, available, and jam-packed with enticing prose via masters of the written word.

Making phrases Dance: views on purple Smith, Journalism, and Writing is a well timed and undying choice of lectures analyzing either the writer's artwork and the position of journalism in American culture.

Making phrases Dance positive factors lectures by way of fifteen of the country's most precious reporters and writers, given as a part of the lecture sequence on the college of Notre Dame honoring award-winning columnist crimson Smith. Edited via Robert Schmuhl, director of the crimson Smith Lecture in Journalism seeing that its inception in 1983, the gathering bargains tests of the scoop company and writing by means of Ted Koppel, Frank McCourt, Jim Lehrer, Judy Woodruff, David Remnick, and James Reston, between others. significantly, the booklet additionally contains the ultimate lecture on journalism given by means of Tim Russert prior to his premature demise in 2008.

The amassed lectures are complemented through 16 articles and columns by means of Smith, a stylist and reporter whose writing constantly danced and taught classes concerning the craft. either an enjoyable educational at the writer's artwork and an incisive observation at the country of up to date media, Making phrases Dance is a becoming party of the existence and paintings of 1 of yankee journalism's such a lot awesome figures.

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