Quotations on Journalism

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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
(Keywords: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Incompetence, Journalism, Laziness)

Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Truth, Journalism, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Democracy, Journalism, Pen, Right)

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
(Keywords: Country, Crisis, Journalism, Tragedy, Words, Writer)

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: People, Journalism, Saying)

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
(Keywords: Life, Fiction, Journalism, Newspapers, Popular, World)

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
(Keywords: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

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
(Keywords: Money, Wife, Journalism, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Art, Journalism, Literature, Will, Writing)

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
- Walter Cronkite
(Keywords: Bible, Journalism, Opinion)

As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: People, College, Journalism, Now, Television)

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
(Keywords: Time, Job, Journalism, News, Will)

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
- Ellen Goodman
(Keywords: First, Journalism, Right, Tension)

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters.
- Bob Greene
(Keywords: Work, Journalism, Service, World)

Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
- Thomas Griffith
(Keywords: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

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
(Keywords: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

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
(Keywords: First, Journalism, Want, Will)

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State, ended up in theater and I love to read.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Love, Journalism, State, Theater)

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
(Keywords: People, Journalism, Word)

There is a long-standing tradition in the mainstream press of middle-of-the-road journalism that is objective and fair. I would hate to see that fall victim to a panic about the Fox effect.
- Andrew Heyward
(Keywords: Effect, Hate, Journalism, Press, Tradition)

Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It's conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one's after.
- Ian Hislop
(Keywords: People, Internet, Journalism, World)

Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.
- Gwen Ifill
(Keywords: Frontline, Journalism, News, Programming, Will)

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.
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Keywords: Dreams, Travel, Books, Care, Friends, Journalism, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Age, Interest, Journalism, School, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Expectations, Facts, Journalism, Pressure)

In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism.
- Michael Kinsley
(Keywords: People, Censorship, Information, Journalism, Question)

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

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
(Keywords: Bible, American, Journalism, Literary, Practice, Tradition)

The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer's main motivation is to become friends with the band. They're not really journalists; they're people who want to be involved in rock and roll.
- Chuck Klosterman
(Keywords: Motivation, People, Friends, Journalism, Want, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Society, People, Journalism, Philosophy, Wrong)

I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air.
- Charles Kuralt
(Keywords: Time, Work, Life, Job, Journalism, Luck, News, Pretty)

Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.
- Howard Kurtz
(Keywords: Being, Journalism, Reason)

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
(Keywords: People, Journalism, May)

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
(Keywords: Life, Journalism, Space, State)

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
(Keywords: Europe, Journalism, Scandal, Years)

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
(Keywords: Time, Journalism, Posterity, Tradition, Want)

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.
- Henry R. Luce
(Keywords: Business, Journalism, Profession, Publishing)

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
(Keywords: Poetry, Feelings, Events, Journalism, World)

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.
- Archibald MacLeish
(Keywords: Poetry, Journalism, Man, Wishes)

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
(Keywords: Internet, Journalism, Plagiarism, states, United, Will)

I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
- Aaron McGruder
(Keywords: Thought, Journalism, News, Want)

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
(Keywords: Mom, Travel, Blood, College, Journalism, Study, Want)

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Keywords: Politics, Failure, Hope, Ideology, Journalism, Joy)

I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.
- Daniel Okrent
(Keywords: Evil, Journalism, Saying)

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan
(Keywords: Science, Journalism, Leaders)



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