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.
You cant publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism.
The lowest form of popular culturelack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most peoples liveshas overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Journalism is in fact history on the run.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right
Journalism is organized gossip.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
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.
There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil - remain detached from the great
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once
Junk journalism is the evidence of a society that has got at least one thing right, that there should be nobody with the power to dictate where responsible journalism begins
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
Exaggeration of every kind is as essential to journalism as it is to dramatic art, for the object of journalism is to make events go as far as possible
There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it
Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.
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.
Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism
I think it is equally tiresome and useless to argue about whether blogs are journalism, for journalism is not limited by the tool or medium or person used in the act
The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
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.
There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page.
Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.