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Thomas Griffith Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The news is staged, anticipated, reported,
analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
- Thomas Griffith

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced,
is skepticism.
Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
- Thomas Griffith

 

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

Anderson's muckraking is one of debatable ends constantly
used to justify questionable works.
- Thomas Griffith

I wouldn't believe him if he said the sun came up in the east.
- Thomas Griffith

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He loved them and cared for them, and you don't kill
kids that you love and care for.
- Thomas Griffith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 worked for a newspaper in Europe for,
I lived in Europe for about seven years,
so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing,
it was like a scandal sheet.
- Kurt Loder

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

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

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

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

I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents,
not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.
- Bob Woodward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If journalism is good, it is controversial,
by its nature.
- Julian Assange

The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know,
the second, is to find out who will tell you.
- John Gunther

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

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

Be careful.
Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine.
Your life can get out of balance.
- Dan Rather

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

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 think journalism is a great way to do public service,
to have an impact on your community.
- Bob Schieffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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