Archive for April, 2012

Quote of the day, May 1

April 30, 2012

William Faulkner, on reading

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. (more…)

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Quote of the day, April 30

April 30, 2012

Don Hewitt, on confrontation as a  journalistic tactic

“Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it’s the best kind of journalism as long you don’t confront people just for the sake of a confrontation.”

Quote of the day, April 29

April 28, 2012

Cyril Connolly, on journalism

“Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.”

Quote of the day, April 28

April 28, 2012

Henry David Thoreau, on being a philosopher

“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.”

Quote of the day, April 27

April 26, 2012

Leo Tolstoy, on greatness

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

Quote of the day, April 26

April 26, 2012

James Boswell, on writing

“I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.”

Quote of the day, April 25

April 24, 2012

Noam Chomsky, on journalists

“No honest journalist should be willing to describe himself or herseif as ’embedded.’ (more…)

Quote of the day, April 24

April 24, 2012

Thomas Jefferson, on happiness

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”

Zayed University to host World Press Freedom Day celebration

April 23, 2012

By Ayesha Al Mazroui

ABU DHABI, U.A.E.—Zayed University will mark World Press Freedom Day with an event for the first time on May 3 at the new Abu Dhabi campus.

The event, organized by the Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will feature keynote speakers who are well-known Emirati media leaders: Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of TwoFour54 and a member of the Federal National Council; Mohamed Al Hammadi, editor of Abu Dhabi National Geographic, and Mishaal Al Gergawi, columnist for the Gulf News.

ZU’s World Press Freedom Day celebration is seeking to promote freedom of the press as part of the development of nations. The celebration’s general aim is also to inform young people about the importance of a robust and responsible press and the important role of journalism in society. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 23

April 22, 2012

David Sedaris, on writing

“Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.”