Archive for March, 2011

Blog’s poetry slam coming up Tuesday

March 31, 2011

By Dylan Boyle

Poets from the ISU and Ames community will compete for bragging rights in the second annual First Amendment Blog Poetry Slam on Tuesday, April 5 at The Space for Ames.

The poetry slam is part of First Amendment Day, a celebration of freedom of expression at Iowa State University. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 31

March 31, 2011

Lucy Salmon, on press intolerance of itself, or freedom of the press for the majority (1923)

“When the liberal and radical elements of the press have been in disfavor with authority in any form, it has bee the press collectively that has been most intolerant of those members of the fraternity with whose views it has not sympathized. (more…)

IowaWatch founder: Interview preparation key

March 30, 2011


By David W. Bulla

Steve Berry sees a bright future for pro bono investigative journalism.

The Pulitzer Prize winner says that news media companies are working cooperatively to tackle challenging stories that financially strapped newspapers are having more and more trouble doing. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 30

March 30, 2011

Henry Robinson, from Liberty of Conscience (1644)

“But farre more rarely shall you finde a man to give preheminence in point of his Religion, each thinking his owne to be the truest; this combat therefore must be fought out upon eaven ground, on equal termes, neither side must expect to have greater liberty of speech, writing, Printing, or whatsover else, than the other.”

Quote of the day, March 29

March 29, 2011

Rush Limbaugh, on the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution

“You know why there’s a Second¬†Amendment? (more…)

Over-reaching in Overland

March 28, 2011

By David W. Bulla

The Constitution. Check.

State law in Colorado. Check.

District policy. Check. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 28

March 28, 2011

William Lloyd Garrison, on liberty (1833)

“The right to enjoy liberty is inalienable. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 27

March 26, 2011

Robert Frost, on tolerance

“A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.”

Quote of the day, March 26

March 26, 2011

Jim McCrossen, board president of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, on that state’s decision to continue funding for high school journalism (2011)

‚ÄúThere were some concerns from the representative of the state that basically journalism was kind of a dinosaur. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 25

March 25, 2011

John F. Kennedy, on conformity

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”