Monday, November 8, 2010

Gullible

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They’ll Believe Any Darn Thing . . .

“Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything. The world’s a fine believing world, write news.”
—Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625),
English dramatists during the reign of King James I.
(from Wit without Money, act II, 1614)


Editorial Comment: Early truthiness...

THE NEWS CYCLE—The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley
illustrates Beaumont & Fletcher’s point. (Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 7, 2010)


PeezPix: Lulu in October

ANNE GARRELS: Two stories and a radio interview from NPR foreign correspondent Anne Garrels’ visit to USU last week: Garrels’ conversations with students and her Morris Lecture, “Bearing Witness: One journalist’s take on covering the worldHard News Cafe

WRITING PROF WANTED! JCOM @ USU is hiring. A search for a new tenure-track faculty member to focus on the teaching of writing. Revolutionary! See job posting at Utah State University HR or email ted.pease@usu.edu. .

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