Journalism Quotes

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

Alexander Cockburn

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.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Tom Stoppard

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once

Cyril Connolly

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

There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil - remain detached from the great

Walter Lippmann

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.

Burton Rascoe

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

John Hersey

Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law

Auberon Waugh

Journalism - a profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.

Lord Northcliffe

Journalism is organized gossip.

Edward Egglestone

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Matthew Arnold

Journalism is the first rough draft of history.

Unknown

The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.

C.E.M. Joad

You can crush a man with journalism.

William Randolph Hearst

Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.

Hedrick Smith

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.

Rebecca West

Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.

G.K. Chesterton

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

Oscar Wilde

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.

Cyril Connolly

Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read

Frank Zappa3

I think the Internet is to MSM what TV was to yellow journalism.

Larisa Alexandrovna

I will pass over my flirtation with journalism as a way of making a living, an idea I dropped when I discovered that in the fifties unlike now female journalists always ended up writing the obituaries and the ladies' page. But how was I to make a living? There was not a roaring market in poetry, there, then. I thought of running away and being a waitress, which I later tried, but got very tired and thin; there's nothing like clearing away other people's mushed-up dinners to make you lose your appetite

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

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