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Why it matters that a journalist has won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Svetlana Alexievich, shown here in 2013, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. She is a lifelong journalist who has used oral history to create a portrait of life in the former Soviet Union. Photo by Elke Wetzig (used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0)

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

October 9, 2015

Journalism has long existed on the periphery of the Nobel Prize in Literature. With Svetlana Alexievich's 2015 award, journalism takes center stage. What can we learn from the new Nobel laureate and her victory?

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