August 2023,  EXTRA,  FEATURES

Immersive journalism

Two reporters steeped themselves in marathon swimming to deliver the tales of this waterlogged sport. By Elaine K Howley.

Over the years, quite a few journalists have caught a story about an open water swim or a marathon swimmer’s latest exploits – these stories make great human-interest pieces for local news broadcasts  and newspapers. But few reporters have been as uniquely immersed in the documentation of the sport as Julia Harpman and Joe Grossman.

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