Tom Wolfe: New Journalism at its finest

 It was known as the “New Journalism.” It came from three of the best writers I have ever read, all of whom stand tall as the kingpins of their craft: Hunter S. Thompson, Gay Talese and the recently departed Tom Wolfe.  Wolfe served as an inspiration when I majored in journalism at the University of Missouri. His passing this week at age 88 reminded me of just how special a writer he was and how he changed the face of journalism with his use of literary techniques. Best-selling author of  The Right Stuff  and  The Bonfire of the Vanities,  Wolfe’s way with words was unlike any other writer.

It was known as the “New Journalism.” It came from three of the best writers I have ever read, all of whom stand tall as the kingpins of their craft: Hunter S. Thompson, Gay Talese and the recently departed Tom Wolfe.

Wolfe served as an inspiration when I majored in journalism at the University of Missouri. His passing this week at age 88 reminded me of just how special a writer he was and how he changed the face of journalism with his use of literary techniques. Best-selling author of The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe’s way with words was unlike any other writer.

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