Discussion
RUS
0+

Journalism as Literature

15/11/2019
15:30 — 17:00
E-Ticket
St. Petersburg State University 7-9 Universitetskaya emb., St. Petersburg

Participants of the discussion will speak on when journalism becomes literature, where a journalist ceases to exist, and a writer is born: what are the differences between working with the same facts, documents or sources for different authors? Can today's relevant publicistic writing make it to the level of literature, and is there 'journalism about literature' today — criticism worth of contemporary literature?

We'll recollect the history of interaction between journalism and literature and try to understand how they are going to develop.

Theses of the discussion:

  • Is a good journalist better than a bad writer?
  • Where does a journalist cease to exist for a writer to be born? When does journalism become literature?
  • Is self-conscious writing a threat for journalism in the era of bloggers, clicks and copypasts?
  • What is the differences between working with the same facts, documents or sources for a writer and a journalist?
  • Fiction and imagination: do versions and fakes instead of facts and competencies kill the media field, but enrich literature?
  • Does journalism remain a desk jokey under great literature?
  • Notes from the Gallows by Julius Fuchik, a Czech author, as a top of antifascist literature. Does relevant journalism make it to the level of literature today?
  • Is there 'journalism about literature' today — criticism worth of contemporary literature?
participants