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Life in the Wrong Lane Paperback – August 18, 2009
Top Customer Reviews
These are stories of a special breed of men and women who lunge into the middle of major news unfolding, often risking personal security and safety in their quest for truthful witness and reporting of major events shaping our lives. These are stories of fortitude, daring, irony, inconvenience, risk, exhilaration and unlimited curiosity. These are stories that provide surprising and entertaining insights into the operations and demands of modern news media, a true and unvarnished presentation of how "freedom of the press" finds contemporary realization with instantaneous, satellite- and internet-delivered, 24/7/365 electronic news coverage.
This finely written book not only presents the craft of a seasoned writer and journalist, making it an inspiring and fun-to-read page-turner, it also provides an insider's glimpse into what it really takes to be a world-class journalist -- the personal qualities that go beyond mere skill at gathering information, interviewing, assembling, editing and delivering the news before a camera. Greg Dobbs' accounts demonstrate raw ingredients of success, not only in journalism, but in all professional endeavors, qualities such as tenacity, risk-taking and finely honed competitive instincts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, familiar with the author.
He hosted a radio show which talked about these adventures.
Highly recommend the book.
I enjoyed it. It's an interesting look at front-line journalism, with good tales of the author's reporting from the Wounded Knee American Indian battles of the 1970s to his... Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Peter Rowe
Book review by Jack L. Kennedy from joplinindependent.com
The term "foreign correspondent" for many conjures up the image of someone buckling their swash and charging... Read more
I enjoyed Greg's book immensivly. I worked with Greg for severl years when I was in london with abc, in fact I'm the "Bob' he mentioned that he went to Libya with and filmed Ed... Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Bob Dutru
What compels people to dive right into the storm at its worst? "Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Wants Out" explores the journalistic tendency to go into... Read morePublished on November 9, 2009 by Midwest Book Review