Archive for the ‘mass communication’ Category

Quote of the day, Aug. 12

August 12, 2017

Robert McCormick, on the role of the press

“The newspaper is an institution developed my modern civilization to present the news of the day to foster commerce and industry, to inform and led public opinion, and to furnish that check upon government which no constitution has ever been able to provide.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 8, 2016

Bill Bryson, from A Short History of Nearly Everything

“It is easy to overlook this thought that life just is. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of the intoxicating existence we’ve been endowed with. But what’s life to a lichen? Yet its impulse to exist, to be , is every bit as strong as ours-arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don’t. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure any insult, for a moment’s additions existence. Life, in short just wants to be.”


Quote of the day, Nov. 17

November 17, 2016

Walter Winchell, on democracy

“Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 20

September 20, 2016

Steven Spielberg, on the movies

“Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 4

September 4, 2015

Pete Townshend, “Let’s See Action” (1971)

I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know what I need
I’m gonna get to where I’m gonna end up
And that’s alright by me (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2015

Arthur H. Robinson, on maps (1965)

“There are few results of man’s activities that so closely parallel man’s interests and intellectual capabilities as the map.”

Quote of the day, May 3

May 3, 2015

Windhoek Declaration

“Consistent with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human RIghts, the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and main tenant of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.”