Archive for August, 2012

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 31, 2012

Ralph J. Bunche, on peace and freedom

“The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace—as well as freedom, honor, and self-respect—is secure.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 30, 2012

Edward R. Murrow, on freedom

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2012

Horace Greeley, on apathy

“Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2012

Walker Percy

“I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 27

August 27, 2012

Giacomo Leopardi, on intolerance

“No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2012

Maya Angelou, on knowledge

“When you know better you do better.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 25

August 25, 2012

Russian arts activist  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, on art and politics

“Art is politics. We couldn’t imagine ourselves without one or the other. (more…)

Scholastic journalism loses a friend

August 24, 2012

Barbara Mack, center, moderates soapbox debate during  First Amendment Day ’09. (Photo by David W. Bulla)


Word comes from Iowa that Barbara Mack, the press law professor at Iowa State, died this week. This is sad news for everyone in journalism and academia. It’s also a setback for scholastic journalism.


Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2012

Thomas Hardy, on learning

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”

AEJMC notebook

August 23, 2012

Chicago Defender’s Michael House makes a point during his MAC-SCHJ Luncheon talk. (Photo by David W. Bulla)


Here are a few news tidbits for the Scholastic Journalism Division gathered at the 2012 AEJMC convention in Chicago. It was held Aug. 8-12 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel on Michigan Avenue … (more…)