Literature and Journalism: Inspirations, Intersections, and by Mark Canada

By Mark Canada

The 1st of its variety, this assortment will discover the ways in which literature and journalism have intersected within the paintings of yankee writers. masking the impression of the newspaper on Whitman's poetry, nineteenth-century journalists' fabrications, and Stephen Colbert's replacement journalism, this publication will remove darkness from and tell.

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Written under the pseudonym Cato, the name of a Roman statesman Benjamin Franklin and Literary Journalism 29 (95–46 BCE) who had defended individual rights against the tyranny of Julius Caesar, the letters supported political and civil liberties such as individual and constitutional liberties, the freedom of the press, and freedom of conscience and denigrated the idea of standing armies and the powers associated with the established church. They reveal how literary journalism was used as political propaganda, and their impress marked a liberal tendency in political discourse for Britons globally situated.

16 While these hypotheses bear up under examination, I believe they miss the larger point: Silence Dogood’s No. 9 essay criticizes all those who would argue that they serve the people when they are primarily serving themselves. Its point is especially directed against those who hypocritically serve others under the guise of religion, but the essay speaks more fully to all “Political” hypocrites. Such a challenge to authority was as relevant in the days of Oliver Cromwell as it might have been in Franklin’s Boston.

For other attacks on Crane, see Mark Canada, Literature and Journalism, 54–56. Luther Mott, American Journalism: A History: 1690–1960 (New York: Macmillan, 1962), 55, 114–15; Christine Cook, Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704–1750 (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat, 1966), 175–76, 178, 213, 235. For examples of the coexistence of literature and news in early newspapers, see the July 24, 1732, issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette; the September 12, 1732, issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette; the April 4, 1797, issue of The Farmer’s Weekly Museum; and the June 19, 1797, issue of The Farmer’s Weekly Museum.

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