Journalism Quotes

You cant publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism.

Julian Paul Assange

Journalism may not dare too much. It can be gently humorous and ironic, very lightly touched by idiosyncrasy, but it must not repel readers by digging too deeply. This is especially true of its approach to language: the conventions are not questioned. The questioning of linguistic conventions is one of the main duties of what we call literature.

Anthony Burgess

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.

Carl Bernstein

It is the media that controls the boundaries of what is politically permissible, so better to change the media. Profit motives work against it, but if we can have the audience understand that most other forms of journalism are not credible, then it may be a forced move.

Julian Paul Assange

Thats arguably what spy agencies do high-tech investigative journalism. Its time that the media upgraded its capabilities along those lines.

Julian Paul Assange

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.

Ted Koppel

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.

Ellen Goodman

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another..

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.

Alexander Claud Cockburn

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

Thomas Griffith

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

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Oscar Wilde

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

Tom Stoppard

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

Unknown

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space

Rebecca West

Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.

Dino Buzzati

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

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

Jef I. Richards

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right

Ellen Goodman

Journalism is in fact history on the run.

Thomas Griffith

Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism

Graham Greene

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

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
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