For those of you who like to write you're probably always looking for ways to get better. Sometimes you might experience writer's block or you're in search of that next great idea. Maybe you're just an aspiring journalist who wants to get better and you're willing to spend the time researching and studying the great masters to refine and perfect your craft. Gay Telese, a former New York Times reporter is a writer who some say invented literary journalism. As you can on the right hand side of my blog page I'm currently reading The Kingdom and the Power by Telese. This book is an inside look at the most prestigious and most powerful newspaper of all American newspapers, The New York Times. Telese now writes for The New Yorker. I think you might like taking a look at how Telese takes notes and how he refuses to use a tape recorder. Check out this video.