At Newspaper, Poets Report For A Day

The editor of the Israeli daily newspaper Ha'aretz recently tried an unorthodox experiment. In celebration of Hebrew Book Week, he told most of his staff reporters to take a day off. Instead, he brought in a team of unlikely replacements — 31 of Israel's most acclaimed authors and poets — and asked them to report the day's news.

Host Scott Simon interviews Dov Alfon, editor of Ha'aretz, about his reportorial experiment.

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