Salman Rushdie Talks Newspapers
Hernandez, Debra Gersh, Editor & Publisher
While critics of the press would readily agree that news and fiction writing have a lot in common, author Salman Rushdie means it as a compliment.
The "ultimate goal," he said, "of both factual and fictional writing is the truth, attitude, spin. We read not for raw data ... but to get a 'take' on the news that we like.
"Now that the broadcasting media fulfill the function of being first with the news, newspapers, like novels, have entered the realm of the imagination. They both provide versions of the world," Rushdie told those gathered for the annual American Society of Newspaper Editors convention in Washington.
"It is for the novelist to create, communicate and sustain over time a personal and coherent vision of the world that entertains, interests, stimulates, provokes and …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Salman Rushdie Talks Newspapers. Contributors: Hernandez, Debra Gersh - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 129. Issue: 20 Publication date: May 18, 1996. Page number: 18+. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.