Literature and Journalism

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MASENO UNIVERSITY

FACULTY : ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT : LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

UNIT CODE: ALI 805

UNIT TITLE: LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM

TASK: Difference between Literature and
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There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else.
He uses literary techniques like alliteration (simply and squarely), and repetition of the word wrong to create emphasis.
Clarke says that literature and journalism have different criteria for the truth. The ethics of journalism indicate that the main distinction between literature and journalism is based on the contents. Journalists must present facts- whether they are using the genre of narrative journalism or any other journalistic genre. Journalists are required to research their stories (Hvid, 2000). Journalism must be true whereas writers of literature are allowed to lie. What the journalist writes must be true in the sense that it can be documented by reference to a named source or actual circumstances. For instance what Barrack Obama wrote in Dreams from My Father is true and can be documented. It is a story about his life; the places and even people mentioned in the book are real. Fiction writers invent and make up stories. Literature does not have to be true to any outside reality, Hvid adds. In literature, the setting, characters, events and action are all in the writer’s imagination in as much as they may reflect reality. Sometimes the setting and characters can be out of this world, for example in stories of fantasy that involves the mention of the supernatural as well as in science fiction. Journalists must research their

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