Entitlement in Literature: What can you say about it?


WP Writers Group

EntitlementTrap3.inddThe Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

‘…The notion that anyone is required to ‘earn’ the right to criticize or be cynical about something is absolute nonsense. This breeds a higher form of entitlement and elitism, which, in a world of immediately accessible media, we can’t be tolerant of any longer. If someone reads your book and doesn’t like it, you shouldn’t have the ability to invalidate their criticism because they haven’t ‘earned’ the right to critique it, or that they simply just ‘didn’t get it’…’
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The Value of Newsroom Titles
Does the publishing industry have the same need?
‘…we can look to another veteran of the traditional press, former Philadelphia Inquirer editor Robert Rosenthal, who has pioneered a groundbreaking new model with the muscular Center for Investigative Reporting. Rosenthal sees the same thing that Gannett execs see: the need to create new jobs that meet the demands…

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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