In recent years, there has been a marked shift in public interest from standard forms of nonfiction print to a new genre of ‘reality’-based texts and media.
As the editorial board of a newspaper, we are dedicated to presenting nonfiction, or facts. But it seems to be increasingly difficult to distinguish the reality presented in news from alternative, and often scandalous, sources of nonfiction.
For instance, the mainstreaming of the pornography industry has become an obvious aspect of everyday life, particularly when you live in California.
But the fact that 30-year-old Jenna Jameson’s autobiography ‘How to Make Love Like a Porn Star’ is a bestseller seems to be an indication of a nationwide obsession with scandal and gossip as a form of news. In fact, the book was reviewed by the New York Times