Today’s Word on Journalism

May 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: writing.

In order to enjoy the inestimable benefits that the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils that it creates.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, French commentator on the American experiment, 1835

That quotation comes from Ted Pease’s Today’s Word on Journalism, a daily email that contains a quotation about some aspect of journalism. Ted is a professor at Utah State and has a world-class sense of humor, particularly when he directs it at himself. His email is always a delight to read. You can subscribe by sending a “subscribe” message to Ted at

(The drawing to the right is de Tocqueville, not Ted.)

(Posted Sept. 7, 2006)

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