The Book of Jobs | The Great Debate

by peterjukes

It was probably inevitable that the media missed the point. The lives of Chinese assembly line workers are not conducive to mainstream media coverage, as the former Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Chang concluded the morning she began writing Factory Girls, a 2008 book based on a series she’d written about life in the factory metropolis of Dongguan. After a few heated fights with the editor-voices in her head, she began writing in the second person, and a realization struck: She could never go back to newspapers, because “the journalistic voice strangles imagination.”

via The Book of Jobs | The Great Debate.

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