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Howard Kurtz Quotes and Sayings

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

It's a brave new world.
- Howard Kurtz

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

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

For many years I was engaged in journalism,
writing articles and chronicles for the daily press
without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession,
it's a craft.
All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.
- Andrew Sullivan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism as theater is what TV news is.
- Thomas Griffith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism's ultimate purpose is to inform the reader,
to bring him each day a letter from home and never
to permit the serving of special interests.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now.
I don't know if it carries the same cachet that it did then.
- Pat Oliphant

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

Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States.
- Julian Assange

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

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

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism;
it's not the other way around.
- Michael Pollan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You're under pressure when you produce facts.
You're working with facts in journalism,
but you're under all kinds of formal constraints;
there are expectations.
- Denis Johnson

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

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

I'm in the reporting part of journalism.
- Jim Lehrer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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