Investigative Journalism And Nonfiction Books: On The Menu With Author Ethan Brown

By Amanda Ernst Comment


Today on the Morning Media Menu podcast, journalist and author Ethan Brown joined host Jason Boog of GalleyCat and special co-host PRNewser‘s Joe Ciarallo to discus his nonfiction tome “Shake the Devil Off.”

As Ethan explained, the book focuses on a gruesome murder-suicide involving an Iraq war veteran in New Orleans. The author of three books, Ethan talked about his transition from magazine writer and freelancer to author. “The driving force behind working on my first book was my frustration with the post-9/11 recession in the media world,” he said. “I’ve been in the book world primarily since 2003 with some freelancing, but not much.”

Ethan’s book also uncovers the failure of the veteran’s services in the U.S. and the affect of PTSD on veterans, and he talked about the coverage of these things in the media. Ethan also discussed his feelings about the public’s current interest in fiction and fantasy over investigative reporting and nonfiction like his work. “I do think from reviewers there is a tendency to keep the superstars that have been there for awhile there,” he said.

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