The Spanish-American War Newspaper
By: Emily Ball
Section 2: A Letter to the Editor
I have many feelings about the coverage in the New York World and New York Journal of the events in Cuba. I understand that the reporters were meant to spread the truth about how brave the Cuban rebels were and how horrifying the Spanish rule was. Your stories in the newspapers did a good job of helping Americans want the United States to help Cuba win independence and made the public want to help aid the rebels. But I do not know how accurate your stories could have been if the writers were not actually in Cuba to experience the horrors. Although, I learned from a political cartoon that the information was correct about how Spain starved the Cubans to death. Thousands of Cubans were forced into reconcentration camps where many died from disease and starvation and the political cartoon shows how this was true.