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Mystery – February 7

“News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all.”

Gay Talese, born on this date in 1932, who helped originate “New Journalism,” a genre that applies techniques of fiction to reporting.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries to persuade a reporter that an obviously newsworthy event isn’t news.

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