The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Social media isn't about technology. It's about relationships. 3 things you can do today: 1. Spend 5 minutes getting interested in someone on social media, rather than trying to get them interested in you.2. Post it forward e.g. list three people whom you admire. 3. Network before you need your network.
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages.
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
There's too much talking in social media and too little listening and learning.
There's no business like show business.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
Media, the plural of mediocrity.
It's about posting it forward. All digital leaders have mastered the art of posting-it-forward. Digital hugs" are crucial in a world with decreased face time. You may feel pretty confident in your face-to-face skills, but have you mastered digital messaging? The power of posting-it-forward is monumental. In fact, you will attract more followers digitally in two days than you will in two months if you show interest in your audience versus trying to get them interested in you.
Mark Twain supposedly observed, 'Don't pick a fight with anyone who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton.' Of course, today, he probably would have added, 'And hairspray by the gallon'.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
Social media creates communities, not markets.
No news at 4:30 a.m. is good.
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.
For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow.
There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone.