If you're a regular here, you know I manage to find myself mired in commentary about journalism on rape once every three or four months... though it rarely attracts the attention it did a month ago.
I'm working on an essay that's going to bring a lot of my thoughts, and a lot of what I've learned from commenters here and elsewhere, together. I could use your help: I'm looking for examples of journalism about rape that's done well, and I'm interested in why you think it's done well. I'm also looking for the opposite -- what doesn't work and why doesn't it work for you as a reader?
I'm a big believer that writing about certain kinds of trauma, especially rape, requires a writer's careful consideration of a reader's reaction. So from you savvy readers, I'd love to learn a bit about stories you think manage the sensitivity of covering rape well, and that don't, and why. In fact, I need your fresh eyes: The one thing it's really hard for a writer to be, sometimes, is a reader.
Leave me links and comments right here; if you don't want them published just say so in your comment and I'll keep what you share private.
Thanks for your help.