Happy Birthday, Milton

You won’t find this sort of thing on the TV news shows. Stanley Fish: Milton’s poetry never lets you relax. Even when one of the famous similes wanders down what appears to be a desultory path of mythical allusions and idealized landscapes, it always returns you in the end to the moral perspective that had only apparently been suspended. So after rehearsing the story of Mulciber’s leisurely fall from heaven…

Ethics in Journalism (New York Times Policy)

Employees of the New York Times are expected to follow these guidelines for ethical online activity. B5. Web Pages and Web Logs 126. Web pages and Web logs (the online personal journals known as blogs) present imaginative opportunities for personal expression and exciting new journalism. When created by our staff or published on our Web sites, they also require cautions, magnified by the Web’s unlimited reach. 127. Personal journals that…