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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, poet

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

Frank Zappa, musician

The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.

William Allen White, editor

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

John Hersey, writer

The real news is bad news.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!

Heywood Broun, journalist

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

G. K. Chesterton, writer

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.

A. J. Liebling, journalist

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Matthew Arnold, poet

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante, novelist

Journalism could be described as turning one's enemies into money.

Craig Brown,

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.

Norman Mailer, novelist

The press is like the air, a chartered libertine.

William Pitt, leader

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

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

I wanted to be a fashion journalist and went to the London College of Fashion to do a journalism and promotion course.

Kirsty Gallacher, entertainer

Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

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

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

Jean De La Fontaine, poet

Journalism is the entertainment business.

Frank Herbert, writer

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.

Otto von Bismarck, leader

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,

Opinionated writing is always the most difficult... simply because it involves retaining in the cold morning-after crystal of the printed word the burning flow of molten feeling.

Gavin Lyall,

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

Marguerite Duras, novelist

I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.

Walter Isaacson, writer

There's not a better job in journalism than the one we have, seriously on '60 Minutes' - not a better job.

Mike Wallace, journalist

If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.

Julian Assange, activist

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, publisher

Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.

James Reston, journalist

Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader

Lionel Trilling, critic

A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.

Lord Northcliffe, publisher

I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.

Don Marquis, poet

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.

Mark Twain, author

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

Michael Pollan, educator

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.

Henry R. Luce, editor

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around.

Michael Pollan, educator

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, author

I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.

James Boswell, lawyer

Journalism is organized gossip.

Edward Eggleston, editor

It was when reporters became journalists and when objectivity gave way to searching for truth, that an aura of distrust and fear arose around the New Journalist.

Georgie Anne Geyer,

I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.

Bob Schieffer, journalist

I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art.

Bob Schieffer, journalist

And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.

Bob Schieffer, journalist

I expected to go into journalism or law.

Christie Hefner, businessman

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State, ended up in theater and I love to read.

Patricia Heaton, actress

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

Robert McChesney, critic

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

Bob Woodward, journalist

I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.

Daniel Okrent, editor

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

Michael York, actor

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context.

Rowan D. Williams, clergyman

It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.

Mary Ritter Beard, historian

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

Bob Woodward, journalist

In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda.

Michael Pollan, educator

The lowest form of popular culture -- lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives -- has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.

Carl Bernstein, journalist

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.

Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian

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, journalist

The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.

Juan Williams, journalist

I was probably a B student in high school, but it wasn't until I got to college that I said, 'Oh! This is what it's all about.' And then I became an A student. I studied journalism in college and that's what really kicked it into high gear for me.

Giuliana Rancic, journalist

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

Thomas Griffith, editor

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.

Henry R. Luce, editor

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

Fred W. Friendly, producer

The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.

William Faulkner,

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

Journalism over here is not only an obsession but a drawback that cannot be overrated. Politicians are frightened of the press, and in the same way as bull-fighting has a brutalizing effect upon Spain (of which she is unconscious), headlines of murder, rape, and rubbish, excite and demoralize the American public.

Margot Asquith, author

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.

Marguerite Duras, novelist

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.

Harold Evans, journalist

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.

Horace Greeley, editor

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

Graham Greene, playwright

If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter.

Max Hastings,

Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.

Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.

Charles Lamb, critic

More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth.

Lewis H. Lapham, editor

The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.

Ken Livingstone, politician

Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.

Janet Malcolm, writer

A journalist is basically a chronicler, not an interpreter of events. Where else in society do you have the license to eavesdrop on so many different conversations as you have in journalism? Where else can you delve into the life of our times?

Bill Moyers, journalist

Now he is a statesman, when what he really wants is to be what most reporters are, adult delinquents.

Peggy Noonan, writer

I am a journalist and, under the modern journalist's code of Olympian objectivity (and total purity of motive), I am absolved of responsibility. We journalists don't have to step on roaches. All we have to do is turn on the kitchen light and watch the critters scurry.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.

Gerald Priestland,

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.

Anthony Sampson, writer

Ten years before --- even five --- I had been the same way. I wanted it all and I wanted it fast and no obstacle was big enough to put me off. Since then I have learned that some things were bigger than they looked from a distance, and now I was not so sure anymore just what I was going to get or even what I deserved.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

But then just days after it came out, I began to get calls and letters from all over the country saying what a fantastic breakthrough format in journalism. I thought, Jesus Christ . . . I guess I shouldn't say anything. In a way it was an almost accidental breakthrough --- a whole new style of journalism which now passes for whatever Gonzo is . . . accidental and desperation.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork. Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories.

Theodore White, journalist

It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.

Humbert Wolfe,

I'd like to get back into journalism. I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator or one of those political analysts that you see on the news shows all the time.

Jeff Gannon, journalist

We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?

Ashleigh Banfield, journalist

The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.

William Jackson,

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, journalist

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

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

Gerald Clarke, politician

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

Tristan Tzara, artist

Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.

Howard Kurtz,

There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it.

Chuck Todd,

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

Julian Assange, activist

It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.

Julian Assange, activist

In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.

Hillary Clinton, politician

We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.

Walter Isaacson, writer

One of the great pressures we're facing in journalism now is it's a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows on the air than actually have bureaus and reporters.

Walter Isaacson, writer

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