By Elizabeth Drew
Initially released quickly after Richard Nixon's resignation, Elizabeth Drew’s Washington magazine is a landmark paintings of political journalism. Keenly saw and highly insightful, Washington magazine opens in 1973 and follows the deterioration of Richard Nixon’s presidency in genuine time.
With her unheard of entry to the head figures, Drew’s on-the-scene reporting is much more striking in hindsight, as Washington magazine does what no different booklet approximately that interval has performed or may perhaps do: captures the sensation of the interval and experiences in genuine time conversations with the major decision-makers as they made up their minds concerning the so much fateful vote they might forged. It additionally exhibits us the experience of worry between either shut observers and the citizenry, in addition to their fearful laughter on the era's absurdities. Elizabeth Drew knows Richard Nixon in addition to this most intricate determine will be understood, and he or she indicates how he introduced himself down. In Washington magazine, Drew takes us alongside on what she calls "a wild experience via history."
This re-creation of Washington magazine comprises a big new afterword, which unearths the fascinating—and usually hilarious—story of Nixon’s efforts to regain respectability after he’d been compelled from workplace, and it additionally deals unique insights into the which means of Watergate and Richard Nixon. wealthy with new info unavailable on the time, the afterword is an enormous addition to a really detailed and enduring paintings of reportage.
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Select a trend or a reaction to the figures as a way of signalling to the listener that big numbers are coming up. If the listener is prepared, there’s a better chance of achieving comprehension rather than confusion. There is no obvious reason for it, but among journalists the innumerate are numerous. Figures can cause problems. Percentages are frequently misused and misunderstood: The Chancellor has shocked industry by raising corporation tax by 10 per cent, from 20 per cent to 30 per cent. That is not an increase of 10 per cent.
The church near Trafalgar Square in London is St Martin-in-the-Fields, not St Martin’s. The building in the City of London is Guildhall, not the Guildhall. They can be made a peer or knight, or receive a peerage or knighthood. Medals such as the George Medal are conferred. Middlesbrough is so spelt (not borough). The epicentre is the spot on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake. It is not just a fancy word for centre. A light year is a unit of distance, not time (and a knot is a unit of speed, not distance).
They will start their investigations into the outbreak of smallpox tomorrow. In sport, teams are always plural. England are expected to beat the Balearic Islands; Tranmere Rovers have extended their lead at the top of the Premiership. NB Words such as media and criteria are plural. The medium of television is the most exciting of media. ) It is BBC style to use referendums and forums rather than referenda and fora. The BBC News Styleguide | Confusables | Confusables True ease in writing comes from art, not chance/As those move easiest who have learned to dance.
Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall by Elizabeth Drew