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Lord Northcliffe Quotes and Sayings

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

News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress;
all the rest is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice;
journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly

I can't think of any other job in journalism where
the newsmakers come to you.
- Bob Schieffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to
posterity a great institution,
but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism
ably practiced in our time.
- Henry R. Luce

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

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

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

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

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

Local television news, on both radio and television,
is so appalling.
Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written.
- Robert McChesney

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

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

I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn't reflect
my own choices as a reporter and a writer:
what to say,
what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.
- David Simon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism allows its readers to witness history;
fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
- John Hersey

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

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

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

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


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