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Harrison Salisbury Quotes and Sayings

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Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

Life within the Kremlin was shrouded in impenetrable secrecy.
- Harrison Salisbury

By the way, I understand that now you can have the
Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities.
- Harrison Salisbury

Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes,
which they are tested on.
What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge,
the practical training.
- Harrison Salisbury

 

I visited the Chinese side last year.
The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness.
They have all their nuclear weapons in the area,
presumably trained on targets across the border.
- Harrison Salisbury

The newspaper is a marvelous medium.
It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap.
Let's see.
This one cost 75 cents.
Now that's a little high.
I bought it when I was downtown this morning.
- Harrison Salisbury

I got a cable from New York saying that what I'd written
about the growth of Soviet agricultural production
didn't make sense because the same levels were reached under the czars.
I wanted to confirm it, but by then the censors were on to me.
- Harrison Salisbury

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I think it's important to travel around in order to
get a notion of what's going on,
to find out what people are think about.
I enjoy talking on campuses most because people are
more informed and discussion is generally livelier.
- Harrison Salisbury

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

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

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

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism
and the source of cynicism among American reporters
and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood

The only school that let me in was U.C.
Santa Cruz, which is where I went.
They didn't have a journalism program,
so I took sociology, which is the closest thing to journalism.
- David Talbot

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

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

Confrontation is not a dirty word.
Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long
you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation.
- Don Hewitt

A composite is a euphemism for a lie.
It's disorderly.
It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
- Fred W. Friendly

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

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

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

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: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
- Rebecca West

When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn
you could take from journalism.
- Jim Hightower

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

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

You're miserable, edgy and tired.
You're in the perfect mood for journalism.
- Warren Ellis

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

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

As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up!
while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was
my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
- Jonathan Coe

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

Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.
- Howard Kurtz

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

I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult
divide between journalists and corporate owners.
- Ken Auletta

I don't believe in gutter politics.
I don't believe in gutter journalism.
- Maria Shriver

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

I'm an expert on the NewsHour and it isn't how I practice journalism.
I am not involved in the story.
I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions.
I am not the story.
- Jim Lehrer

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

And I really believe good journalism is good business.
- Christiane Amanpour

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.
- Horace Greeley

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

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world,
journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
- Tom Stoppard

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State,
ended up in theater and I love to read.
- Patricia Heaton

Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of
the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an
essential instrument of responsible journalism.
- Abe Fortas

At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business.
- Jim Walton

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

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

Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing,
effectively.
- John Pomfret

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

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

I didn't like the competitiveness of big-time journalism.
- Charles Kuralt

Journalism is what maintains democracy.
It's the force for progressive social change.
- Andrew Vachss

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about
as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
- Walter Cronkite

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

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

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism,
a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what
the country needed to hear during times of crisis,
tragedy and triumph.
- Tom Brokaw

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

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

Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft,
or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and
go out into the real world.
- Harry Reasoner

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

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is
Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
- Sydney Schanberg

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism.
Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
- Frank Harris

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

What passes for investigative journalism is finding
somebody with their pants down -
literally or otherwise.
- Robert Scheer

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

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


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