As you may know, the 1960s gave rise to The New Journalism whose practioners and proponents included Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson and Gay Talese. Below is a link to an interview in the Paris Review with Gay Talese. It is insightful because of how he writes and why he writes the way he does. The New Journalism eventually morphed into what is now called creative non-fiction.
Little known fact of science: The first job Tom Wolfe had after graduating from Yale University was as a reporter with my hometown newspaper. One of my aunts was on the school committee and remembered him at their meetings.