I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.Kate Adie
They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.Christiane Amanpour
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.Kingsley Amis
Journalism is literature in a hurry.Matthew Arnold
The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.Carl Bernstein
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
It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about.Tom Brokaw
TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.Tina Brown
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
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.Hillary Clinton
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.Alexander Cockburn
I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest… I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.Gary Coleman
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.Barry Commoner
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Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening.
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable.
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.
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It’s disorderly. It’s dishonest and it’s not journalism.
Fred W. Friendly
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business – which at least does us all some good.
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it.
Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
Journalism is in fact history on the run.
Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism and the source of cynicism among American reporters and editors throughout our history.
Screenplays I didn’t really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write.
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.
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.
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.
Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written.
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.
As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up.
Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
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.
Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
P. J. O’Rourke
In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals – Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine – which set the agenda.
I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.
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.
What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise.
One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage.
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
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
My favorite thing is still journalism. I’m almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college.
If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson
Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That’s why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.
“A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. “
A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism.
Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law.
I hope we never live to see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it.
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.
Journalists are like whores; as high as their ideals may be, they still have to resort to tricks to make money.
Journalists say a thing that they know isn’t true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
“News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising. “
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
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
The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.
“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil. “