Exploring Opinions on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

In Journalism class, we are currently working on a project that requires students to read and analyze opinion pieces from the news. One component of this project is to find multiple columns written on the same topic. Interestingly, this week Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has generated a great deal of opinion writing — some writers praising the Nobel committee members for choosing Dylan, others chastising them. Here is a sampling of what journalists have to say:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/15/bob-dylan-deserves-nobel-laureate-literature-singular-talent

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-bob-dylan-deserves-his-nobel-prize-w444799

Bob Dylan is a legend, but he doesn’t deserve his Nobel Prize

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