Archive for September, 2010

Tar Heels celebrating First Amendment today

September 30, 2010

By Jeff Miles

Today’s First Amendment Day at UNC-Chapel Hill promises a flurry of activities. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2010

Alexander Addison, on the press and public opinion (1799)

“Give to any set of men the command of the press, and you give them the command of the country, for you give them the command of public opinion, which commands everything.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2010

Charles Kuralt, on the importance of a free press

“The one thing that’s worse than hearing about all that violence and all that bad news on television is not being permitted to hear it.”

UNC-Chapel Hill to celebrate First Amendment

September 28, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its second annual First Amendment Day on Thursday, Sept. 30.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2010

Benjamin Franklin, on liberty (1759)

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 27, 2010

Samuel Adams, on the power of a minority

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

Quote of the Day, Sept. 26

September 27, 2010

Herbert Bayard Swope, on the importance of accuracy in journalism (1959)

“The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 25

September 25, 2010

Vermont Royster, on the journalist

“A journalist owes nothing to those who govern his country. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2010
Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, on the First Amendment (1992)


“The First Amendment is often inconvenient.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 23, 2010

Bruce Springsteen, “Hungry Heart” (1980)

Everybody needs a place to rest (more…)