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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism,
displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis

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


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