Katie Roiphe

Author; journalist; director, Cultural Reporting and Criticism program, NYU

Author, journalist, and director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU

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Janet Malcolm alienated many in her journalism profession for investigating how a writer sold out his subject who happened to be a convicted killer.

How Janet Malcolm turned a weakness into incredible journalism

Janet Malcolm alienated many in her journalism profession for investigating how a writer sold out his subject who happened to be a convicted killer.

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