Archive for June, 2013

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2013

New-York Daily Tribune, July 1, 1863

“Special Dispatch to the N.Y. Tribune. Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 1863. The army of Gen. Lee is thought, by those in position to possess themselves of the facts known to the Government, to be about 80,000 strong. The general opinion entertained here is that the movement into Pennsylvania is not the main objective of the Rebel campaign, but that it is designed, after ravaging the rich country of the Susquehannah, and seizing all things useful to the invaders, to strike at Baltimore and Washington. Of course, before doing this, it will be necessary to beat Gen. Meade’s army, which is believed to be fully a match for the enemy, and is hoped to be strong enough, not only to beat, but to annihilate the Rebel forces.”

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2013

The Daily National Republican, Washington, D.C., on the Civil War (June 30, 1863)

“At eleven o’clock last night our city [Baltimore] was thrown into a great excitement by the sounding of the signal by the fire bells agreed upon by Gen. [Robert C.] Schenck, to call the Union League to arms for the defence of the barricades. (more…)

Tinker, LoMonte and Austin highlight AEJMC Scholastic Division’s Capital Teach-In

June 28, 2013

By David Bulla

Mary Beth Tinker

Mary Beth Tinker

The Capital Teach-In will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Heading this year’s instructors are Mary Beth Tinker, Frank LoMonte and Ellen Austin. Tinker was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969); LoMonte serves as executive director of the Student Press Law Center; and Austin was the 2012 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Teacher of the Year.

Also teaching will be Allissa Richardson of Bowie State University. Her speciality is mobile journalism. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2013

Madeleine L’Engle, on writing

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

Clark, Konkle will be honored in D.C. for their research by Scholastic Journalism Division

June 27, 2013

By Adam Maksl

Research to be presented during Scholastic Journalism Division sessions at the AEJMC Conference in Washington, D.C., in August again focuses on the most pressing social, historical and digital media-oriented issues in scholastic and collegiate journalism education.

Two traditional research sessions and a scholar-to-scholar poster session will include papers exploring the role of digital and social media in the student press, the effect of school racial demographics on the presence of student media, and a review of how college students use newspapers, just to name of few. In total, 12 different researchers will present eight papers. (more…)

N.C. A&T’s Callahan wins Knight Award

June 27, 2013

By Cheryl Pell



A faculty member at North Carolina A&T State University is this year’s recipient of the AEJMC Robert P. Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award.

Linda Florence Callahan, Ph.D., was selected to receive the award because she is a strong advocate for diversity in journalism. She has encouraged, advised, and supported under-represented students in journalism for more than three decades at five different universities.

In 1997 she founded a regional workshop for high school students in Greensboro in partnership with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association. The workshop continues to this day with Callahan taking the lead every year. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2013

Robert E. Lee, on the second invasion of the North

“I considered the problem in every possible phase, and to my mind, it resolved itself into a choice of one of two things: either to retire to Richmond and stand a siege, which must ultimately have ended in surrender, or to invade Pennsylvania.” (as told to Henry Heth)

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2013

Elie Wiesel, on books

“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2013

Thomas Hardy, from Tess of the d’Urbervilles

“If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 24, 2013

Milan Kundera, on dogs

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. (more…)