Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The Way It Was

“Journalism and history are about getting things right. But the past has many uses, and one of them is to inspire the present. People in any profession like to create an imaginary past, populated by the Ones Who Came Before. Sometimes, we figure these people to be narrow-minded fools and feel motivated to demonstrate our own superior tolerance and sophistication. More honorably, if not necessarily more accurately, we imagine our predecessors as nobler and braver than our small and anxious selves—as men and women who stuck up for principle and, by their righteousness, moved the world.”

—Louis Menand, writer, “Seeing It Now: Walter Cronkite and the legend of CBS News,” The New Yorker, July 2012.

• Editorial Comment: Were we better then? Were we ever?

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from President Richard Nixon on the power of the media? Click here.

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café

Rocky Anderson comes to USU to talk press ‘deception’ & presidential politics
•  Aggie TV News: (10/17/12) $512,861,410! USU announces conclusion of successful capital campaign; USU tennis coach fired; celebrating successful $400 million USU capital campaign; student response to presidential debates; Aggie woman swims English Channel, sports, northern Utah weather & more.
Where does taxpayer money go? Richmond’s recorder knows, by Heidi Vaughan
Obama-Romney too close to call, opinion pollster tells USU audience, by Shayna Marcure
Smithfield cyclist survives crash, shows up for his own benefit dinner, by Heidi Vaughan
 Richmond Lions join with Logan couple to give glasses to the masses, by Katie Swain

Opinion: Book nazis—Keep your mitts off my reading lists! by Ted Pease 
Craving a little freak out? Try the Heritage Center’s Haunted Hallow, by Shayna Marcure

PeezPIX by Ted Pease   


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