Thursday, September 6, 2012


What Is a Newspaper?

“To us, it means that a newspaper must achieve absolute integrity. It must subordinate its narrow interests to those of the community. It must have compassion. It must be objective and fair, and it must have the determination and ability to genuinely serve its area. It must have judgment. It must listen.” 

—Richard Scudder (1913-2012), journalist, newspaper owner and co-founder of MediaNews Group, 1992 (NYTimes obit)

• Editorial Comment: That sounds right.

• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from Neiman Fellow Henry Banta on boring presidential campaign coverage? Click here

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
Logan, Utah, makes top-10 (we’re #3!) list of best college towns in U.S., by Ted Pease
‘Meet the weirdos,’ dean urges students at USU opening event, by D. Whitney Smith
Aggie journalism prof’s Washington Post article foreshadows Ethiopian leader’s death, by Matthew D. LaPlante
Aggie Reports from Ethiopia: Olympic Dreams, Empty Pockets, by Danielle Manley
Joe’s boat bursts into flames—in his driveway!, video by Ted Pease

PeezPIX by Ted Pease

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