Subject Experts

Help a Reporter Out

A database of 23,00 sources, register for subject expert leads. Maintained by Peter Shankman.

Directory of experts for interviews.
Scientific Research Society’s site links journalists with expert sources on science and technology.

Police and law enforcement

How to interview, by

Recommended voice recording device
Olympus WS-110 USB Interface 256 MB Digital Voice Recorder
(but take notes as well, just in case weirdness happens.)

“Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer’s Guide from the Neiman Foundation at Harvard University” by Mark Kramer, Wendy Call.
Tips and inspiration from prominent journalists.

“The New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft” by Robert Boynton.
Nineteen journalists discuss their practices and methods.

“The Gang that Wouldn’t Write Straight” by Marc Weingarten.
Profiles of amazing writers such as Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe who changed journalism forever.

Thanks to Lisa Harper, Professor and Writer, for this list of books.

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