"When Will Waitresses Write Their Own Books?" - Lauren Sandler - Newsday

Byline: Lauren Sandler; 2001-09-09; Newsday; 

Report: Undercover Journalism Debated


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". . .Established, well-paid writers may be getting magazine commissions and book contracts to write about the hardships of low-wage America (and too rarely at that), but where is the opportunity to read actual real-life experience, not just an undercover facsimile? What we never get are stories told without the elite mediation of a 'professional.' These books, no matter how noble, still smack of downward tourism. . ."

Description:Lauren Sandler expresses how undercover stories should be written by the professionals in the field themselves, rather than reporters who know nothing about the subject.

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