Archive for January 17th, 2007

Journalism quotes

| January 17, 2007 | Reply
Journalism quotes

I reviewed about six sources for quotes to find quotes about journalism and media.  Here are some of my favorites.  People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. — A. J. Liebling (1904 – 1963) To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be […]

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Attack rabbit

| January 17, 2007 | 2 Replies
Attack rabbit

This is one of those whimsical videos that struck my fancy.  I’m passing it on for what it’s worth. It brings to mind this quote from Monte Python and the Holy Grail.

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Prairie Home Companion and “all the kids are a little above average”

| January 17, 2007 | 7 Replies
Prairie Home Companion and “all the kids are a little above average”

I think I’ve seen one of the top ten stupidest headlines ever created (although I probably should reserve judgment, no doubt humans have not yet reached the zenith of stupidity). It is authored by someone named Charles Murray and in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The headline that caught my eye: Intelligence in the Classroom:  Half […]

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Bloggers: Welcome to the downside of journalism!

| January 17, 2007 | 9 Replies
Bloggers: Welcome to the downside of journalism!

A few days ago, I was at the Memphis Convention Center waiting for Dennis Kucinich to enter a large room to begin his press conference.  The reporter sitting in front of me noticed that I was wearing credentials bearing the word “press,” credentials granted by the National Conference for Media Reform. She asked me about […]

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