Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Media History: On February 2nd In 1863, A Reporter Named Samuel Clemens Became Mark Twain
David Shedden at poynter.org offers a piece on the day former reporter Sam Clemens became the writer Mark Twain.
What do Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain have in common?
They were all reporters.
Twain began his journalism career with his real name, Samuel Clemens, but on February 2, 1863, he first signed his work as Mark Twain.
You can read the rest of the piece and watch several videos via the below link:
Note: Clemens/Twain, the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It and Life On the Mississippi, is one of my favorite writers.