What journalists told grads over the weekend

Some commencement speech reports:

* Wolf Blitzer at Penn State: Given the current economic environment, “you have no luxury of slacking or going on cruise control.” | Photos of Blitzer.
* Tom Brokaw at University of Montana: Technology itself won’t make the world better. “You will not solve global warming by hitting the delete button. You will not eliminate reckless avarice by hitting backspace.”
* Robert Krulwich at Berkeley Journalism School: “You are stepping into a world that is riper, more pregnant with newness, new ideas, new beats, new opportunities than most generations of journalists before you.”
* Bill Moyers at Whittier College: “I’m not sure anyone from my generation has anything to say to your generation except, ‘We’re sorry.’”
* Howard Fineman at Colgate: “It is an exciting, even exhilarating, time. The breathtaking promise of it is why I left Newsweek after 30 years and joined the Huffington Post.”
* USA Today editor John Hillkirk at Penn State Schuylkill: “Young people of today are in such a powerful position to change and improve the world in ways that, as a little as a decade ago, were seemingly impossible.”
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  • Anonymous

     the political class has become the apologists class – what a bunch of maroons.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53YAPDXSTIGEDINDXF46CAB7ZY voted against carter

    Bill Moyers is a FRIGGIN ijut. otherwise known as a LIBRATARD

    As Bugs Bunny would say,…” WHAT A MAROON!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53YAPDXSTIGEDINDXF46CAB7ZY voted against carter

    Global – What ever you call it this week,…

    IS A SCAM. PERIOD. 

         The BIG LIE.

    If you tell it often enough, people WILL believe it is true.

    Or so the theory goes.

    Theoretical Rationale  = made  up stuff

    Empirical Evidence  =  MORE made up stuff

    Scientific Consensus = “Scientific” made up stuff

    The self-correcting nature of the scientific method = More “Scientific” made up stuff

    OH NO!!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!  RUN!! 

    And we ALL know how THAT worked out.

    Eco-fascists will control you

    100% natural

    You will jog for the master race

    And always wear the happy face.

  • http://twitter.com/carlvlewis carlvlewis

    Knight Foundation CEO Alberto Ibarguen gave a top-notch message about the importance of community-building and local initiatives at Mercer University’s commencement Saturday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGdwKQIQPgs

    Swelled my journo-heart a little.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevesaldivar Steve Saldivar
  • Rod Kratochwill

     Robert Krulwich gave an interesting commencement speech to Berkeley Journalism School’s Class of 2011. 

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/05/12/%E2%80%9Cthere-are-some-people-who-don%E2%80%99t-wait-%E2%80%9D-robert-krulwich-on-the-future-of-journalism/

    Rod K