The journalist and the murderer is a study by janet malcolm about the ethics of journalism published by alfred a knopf random house in 1990 it is an examination of the professional choices that shape a work of non fiction as well as a rumination on the morality that underpins the journalistic enterprise. Malcolm takes the case of a libel suit against a reporter by the convicted murderer he wrote about being guilty to examine the psychological dynamics behind journalism trials and jury deliberations as the libel trial ended in a hung jury before a settlement was reached. Janet malcolm is the author of numerous books including the silent woman psychoanalysis the impossible profession and in the freud archives she has been writing for the new yorker since 1963 including nearly ten years writing about the house a column on interiors and design. Editions for the journalist and the murderer 1862076375 paperback published in 2004 0679731830 paperback published in 1990 kindle edition publish. The journalist and the murderer npr coverage of the journalist and the murderer by janet malcolm news author interviews critics picks and more
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