Journalism Quotes

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

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

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

Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.

Dan Rather

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Matthew Arnold

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

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
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