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We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

Related topics: Government Political Business

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

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

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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

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

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

 

When I was a freelancer, I thought this journalism thing was a racket,
and now that I'm where I am now, I know it's a racket.
- Tabitha Soren

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

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

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 think people should be consumers of journalism.
- Andrew Vachss

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

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

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

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

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

I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English;
I've done bits of journalism.
- Michael York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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