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There’s several ways to be a journalist. One way is to be combative and take the person to task and what you have is a portrait of somebody defending themselves, which is interesting. The other thing is to slip into their world and really be a representative for all the people that love the experience of that artist, and have them get so comfortable that you become invisible and they’re themselves.
Conception of a film starts with the music. Always. I hear the movie before I can ever write it. I would say that 80% of the time, that’s the successful stuff. It’s the other stuff I have to work for to get right, and sometimes it doesn’t work out, but the music is always the beginning. So I’m still a music journalist.
What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there’s not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq….They target and kill journalists … uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity.
I think we’re more relevant than ever because it is such a noisy environment out there. What’s a journalist now? It’s anybody with a way to get information out and you’re sitting there with your smartphone in front of you. That’s what we’re up against now. There’s a lot of unfiltered information. Some of it is accurate, some of it way off base. We’re that safe port in the storm.
When I was trained as a journalist, as a race-relations reporter in Nashville covering the end of the civil-rights movement, we were strictly forbidden to use the first-person pronoun. There was kind of an electric charge around it. To come out from hiding and use the word ‘I’ carried a lot of fright for me.
We saw, then, journalists and researchers being arrested. And so this is sort of the latest expansion they say – cultural targets where young people gather, where they exchange cultural and political ideas. So that may be one of the reasons, although the government hasn’t made any public comments on these raids.
When I first signed up for a Twitter account – I was to say it was in 2007, people are going to think it’s some weird self promotional thing or it’s going, but in time I was called upon to like try to persuade other foreign correspondents and journalists to get on Twitter and see the usefulness of it which is kind of ironic. I think the journalists who are leading the digital charge at the Times have, all have that background as a foreign correspondent, which I think is not accidental.
It’s funny how sometimes historians sneer at journalists, yet they depend on us in the future for the material that they mine. You realize that some of the stories wouldn’t have been told if you hadn’t gotten to them. There is that sense of capturing a moment that was just about to go over the horizon.
Usually when I drank too much, I could guess why I did so, the objective being to murder a state of consciousness that I didn’t have the courage to sustain–a fear of heights, which sometimes during the carnival of the 1960s accompanied my attempts to transform the bourgeois journalist into an avant-garde novelist. The stepped-up ambition was a commonplace among the would-be William Faulkners of my generation; nearly always it resulted in commercial failure and literary embarrassment.