We need Journalists who are independent thinkers. Could this be you? In SHOESTRING REPORTER, Joel Thurtell shows how you can get professional writing experience without paying for an expensive college Journalism degree. SHOESTRING REPORTER explains how any intelligent, literate person, with hard work, can be a practicing Journalist. Thurtell has taught Journalism. He was a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years. Yet he has never taken a class in Journalism. He's written for The New York Times, The Progressive, Planning Magazine, National Fisherman, The Detroit News, Indianapolis Star, Grand Rapids Press, South Bend Tribune and for 23 years, he was a staff writer with the Detroit Free Press. Never took a Journalism class. Want to be a Journalist? Forget J school. Do it yourself -- with SHOESTRING REPORTER!