Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Journalism of Yesteryear

“[T]here’s a real thrill in seeing your own byline over a story when it’s in print, and there’s always the feeling that you’ll try to make the next story just a little better.”

“The editorial writer must be able to write on many subjects. But instead of merely reporting news, he analyzes it and explains its meaning, often expressing his personal opinions. He must reason accurately and fairly, and write in an interesting manner. To understand and interpret problems of the day, he must read and study continually, in addition to having a great amount of knowledge and experience.”
—Encyclopedia Britannica Films,
“Your Life Work” series, 1940s
See Maria Popova post here, and on YouTube, Journalism (1940). (Thanks to alert WORDster Barry Kort)

• Editorial Comment: Isn’t that adorable?


• ‘Mingi’ Babies: Friend and colleague Matthew LaPlante, with amazing photos by Rick Egan, tells the heart-wrenching story of tribal infanticide in Ethiopia, in Is the tide turning against the killing of 'cursed' infants in Ethiopia? on Amazing stuff.

Visit our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café

River Heights residents want animal control to take more responsibility, by Shanna Peterson & Lindsay Nemelka
Firefighter Academy students use First Dam Run as training opp, by Kristi Ottley
Temple Grandin: ‘I saw an opportunity to be a practical reformer,’ by Rachel Kenley

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PeezPix cards & prints
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