There be dragons: The dangerous pedagogy of the first person

David Abrahamson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article is an essay exploring the unique pedagogical challenges of an approach to journalistic writing instruction which not only allows—but actually might even encourage—students to consider using a first-person narrator. While some of the pitfalls of the technique are discussed, the central argument is that the first-person voice, rather than being off-limits in the classroom, can be both appropriate and persuasive. Specific instructional examples are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • First person
  • Long-form journalism
  • Narrative
  • Sallie tisdale
  • Seymour hersch
  • Writing instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Education

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