Titanic of Virginia Literary Festival

Even the technological advances of the telegraph and photograph (each of that gave a compelling immediacy to the Titanic tragedy) may not stop the publication of a honest number or obviously inaccurate reports relating to the events of the night of April fourteen, 1912. Most of these betrayed a touching optimism regarding the standing of the stricken ocean liner. Any lingering doubts on the Titanic’s condition reported within the articles of April 15 were sometimes resolved by April sixteen.
Virginia newspapers had their truthful share of speculative reporting, however national and international titles were additionally stricken by a marked lack of accurate news reporting that caused several readers to believe the Titanic was safely afloat, perhaps even unharmed.