Archive for September, 2012

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2012

Russell Baker, on tedium

“The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2012

Dorothea Lange, on photojournalism

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2012

Fred W. Friendly, on journalism

“I have a motto: My job is not to make up anybody’s mind but to make the agony of decision making so intense that you can escape only by thinking.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 27, 2012

Walter Cronkite, on international priorities (1999)

“The first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world.”

Research paper call for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC Mid-Winter Meeting

September 26, 2012

By Adam Maksl

The Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC is accepting submissions of research papers for its 2013 Midwinter Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.  The division is seeking academic papers on any aspect of scholastic journalism, the college media or journalism education applicable to those areas. Papers should be submitted with 12-point Times New Roman type, and double-spaced.  Papers should not exceed 25 pages in length, not counting references, tables, and appendices. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2012

President Barack Obama, on freedom of expression

“Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views that we profoundly disagree with. We do not do so because we support hateful speech, but because our founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views and practice their own faith may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to silence critics and oppress minorities.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 25

September 25, 2012

Heinrich Böll (1966)

“One ought to go too far, in order to know how far one can go.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2012

John Avlon, on politicians (2010)

“Professional partisans are still playing politics by industrial-age rules. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 23, 2012

Benjamin Tucker, on liberty (1881)

Liberty enters the field of journalism to speak for herself because she finds no one willing to speak for her.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln, on Sept. 22, 1863

“That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.”