Tuesday, April 24, 2012

E.B. Revisited

The Writer’s Responsibility

“A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. I feel no obligation to deal with politics. I do feel a responsibility to society because of going into print: a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy; true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down. Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”

—E.B. White (1899-1985), writer, in “E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1,”interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank H. Crowther, The Paris Review, Fall 1969
Link to Today’s WORD: E.B. Revisited

• Editorial Comment: Thanks, Elwyn. That puts it to me.

• RERUN: RIP, Facts, 360 B.C.-2012 A.D. Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from columnist Rex Huppke on the sad, sorry death of Facts? Click here.

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café 
HNC Weekly News Roundup 
JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships 
Decision nears on proposed Oneida Narrows dam, but fight not over yet, by Allie Jeppson 
USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner, by Rebecca Holliday
Cancer foes generate hope doing laps all night for Relay For Life, by Rebecca Holliday
Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past, by Josh Ruggles
New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook, by Tmera Bradley
Hyrum city promises help for home owners in Wapiti Bluff subdivision, by Tara Alvey
Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone, by Jimena Herrero
Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012 
USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards 
JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award 
GUEST COLUMN: Obama leads the way in kindness, civility, by Helen Cannon

PeezPIX by Ted Pease 
Catalog here

Good Doggone.
Lulu the Bighearted Dog left us much too soon last night. 
2002-2012 RIP

No comments:

Post a Comment