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Journalism Quotes

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We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism,
such as comic strips and radio.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

 

Journalism is the protection between people and any
sort of totalitarian rule.
That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one,
is a journalist.
- Andrew Vachss

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

Journalism is not just a cause, it's also a wacky profession.
- David Talbot

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The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice,
rather than contradict it.
- Alexander Cockburn

It's all storytelling, you know.
That's what journalism is all about.
- Tom Brokaw

Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you
try to organize something too neatly it usually blows
up in your face and doesn't really happen the way you want it to.
- John Pomfret

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

I'd like to get back into journalism.
I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator
or one of those political analysts that you see on
the news shows all the time.
- Jeff Gannon

They take journalism really seriously because they
know the force that it is and can be.
- Christiane Amanpour

People may expect too much of journalism.
Not only do they expect it to be entertaining,
they expect it to be true.
- Lewis H. Lapham

If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s -
it was Edward R.Murrow.
- David Strathairn

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

When I started working for Rolling Stone,
I became very interested in journalism and thought
maybe that's what I was doing,
but it wasn't.
- Annie Leibovitz

The journalism school helped me develop writing skills,
and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age.
My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.
- William Jackson

My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated
need for more journalism now than there ever has been.
- Jim Lehrer

I want to go to college to study journalism.
I want to speak French fluently, to travel.
My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood.
- Mandy Moore

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

I think almost every newspaper in the United States
has lost circulation due to the Internet.
I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.
- Will McDonough

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was
and is not essentially a business.
Nor is it a profession.
- Henry R. Luce

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine,
but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

In journalism, there has always been a tension between
getting it first and getting it right.
- Ellen Goodman

I always thought writing was the foundation and the
basis for journalism in the same way being able to
draw is the foundation for art.
- Bob Schieffer

Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and
to some extent above the people they purport to serve.
- Brit Hume

Journalism without a moral position is impossible.
Every journalist is a moralist.
It's absolutely unavoidable.
- Marguerite Duras

Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain
to others what it personally does not understand.
- Lord Northcliffe

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.
- Richard Schickel

When I was a freelancer, I thought this journalism thing was a racket,
and now that I'm where I am now, I know it's a racket.
- Tabitha Soren

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

I expected to go into journalism or law.
- Christie Hefner

I came over here and worked for rock magazines,
and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism,
a very good research department.
- Kurt Loder

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
- Graham Greene

I'm not in the judgment part of journalism.
- Jim Lehrer

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out.
It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
- Harold Evans

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism
in the 20th and 21st century,
a relatively recent practice.
The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
- Joe Klein

And I believe that good journalism, good television,
can make our world a better place.
- Christiane Amanpour

There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism,
and it played out perfectly over the issue of these
little American flag lapel pins.
- Brit Hume

I've created a vocabulary of different styles.
I draw from many different ways to take a picture.
Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
- Annie Leibovitz

Journalism is in fact history on the run.
- Thomas Griffith

Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.
- Dino Buzzati

Many people would no more think of entering journalism
than the sewage business -
which at least does us all some good.
- Stephen Fry

There is no more respected or influential forum in
the field of journalism than the New York Times.
I look forward, with great anticipation,
to contributing to its op-ed page.
- Ted Koppel

Most rock journalism is people who can't write,
interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
- Frank Zappa

If we're going to live as we are in a world of supply and demand,
then journalists had better find a way to create a
demand for good journalism.
- Bill Kovach

I want the news delivered unbiased.
I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
- Aaron McGruder

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously,
and I enjoy doing it between novels.
It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
- Mordecai Richler

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English;
I've done bits of journalism.
- Michael York

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed
by the wire service reporters.
- Bob Greene

I got into journalism because I came of age in the '60s.
It just seemed one way for me to get things done.
- Joe Klein

My favorite thing is still journalism.
I'm almost 50.
This has been my life ever since I was in college.
- David Talbot

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history:
in Britain,
as an extension of conversation.
- Anthony Sampson

The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't
know what you don't know.
- Bob Woodward

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure,
are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil.
It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.
- Daniel Okrent

Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism
are interested in what happens from the ground up less
than they are from the top down.
- Tom Brokaw

Contradictory to my religion, I think,
is journalism.
- Sydney Schanberg

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism.
Ultimately it is important in a society like this,
so people can know about everything that goes wrong.
- Charles Kuralt

Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums
and gives disorder an implied order.
That is already two steps from reality.
- Thomas Griffith

All of journalism is a shrinking art.
So much of it is hype.
The O.J.
Simpson story is a landmark in the decline of journalism.
- Dick Schaap

There's no worse crime in journalism these days than
simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it.
- Chuck Todd

Journalism is concerned with events,
poetry with feelings.
Journalism is concerned with the look of the world,
poetry with the feel of the world.
- Archibald MacLeish

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents
ago that there should be a large air space between
a journalist and the head of a state.
- Walter Lippmann

I think people should be consumers of journalism.
- Andrew Vachss

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
- Tristan Tzara

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

If an investigative reporter finds out that someone
has been robbing the store,
that may be "gotcha" journalism, but it's also good journalism.
- Ben Bradlee

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of
good conversation and communication in the wider social context.
- Rowan D. Williams

I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism.
- Jayson Blair


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