Friday, October 30, 2009


Historians: Journalists Who Miss Deadline

“News is history in its first and best form, its vivid and fascinating form . . . History is the pale and tranquil reflection of it.”
—Mark Twain (1835-1910), author and sometime journalist/historian

Editor’s Note: Honey, get me rewrite!


  1. Oh this is too much. How dare you sir? I'll see you on the sward at dawn. Laptops.

    Journalism is history tartare, and just as prone to botulism.

    Mark L. Damen
    Professor of History and Classics
    Utah State University

  2. Good one. I tell audiences that I do what I do because I love to see history being made.