Top 571 Journalism Quotes

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“I know the difference between journalism and a slogan.”

― Aaron Brown

“I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.”

― Aaron McGruder

“I’m not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“The upside of web-based journalism is that everybody gets a chance. The downside is that everybody gets a chance.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of the sort inflicted by Life’s picture story is not an essential instrument of responsible journalism.”

― Abe Fortas

“Law graduates have always ended up in business, government, journalism and other fields. Law schools could do more to build these subjects into their coursework.”

― Adam Cohen

“AIM started in 1997, and I remember when I started using it in earnest, in 1999, when I joined from ‘The San Jose Mercury News’. We digital journalism pioneers communicated obsessively by AIM, and as a newbie, I recall being amazed that the whole newsroom was ‘chatting’ this way.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“The ethics of journalism are one thing. Another thing is the ethics of business.”

― Adam Michnik

“Journalism classes would have been interesting to me.”

― Adam Scott

“We are inflicting opinion in our newscasts like never before. That was never done and never taught in our journalism classes.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I always wanted to be on the radio. But my background is more entertainment than journalism.”

― Alan Colmes

“Documentaries can embrace contradictions in a way that journalism can’t.”

― Alex Gibney

“Anderson Cooper is fine. He is a smart, conscientious guy, and he seems to want his show to produce and highlight good journalism. But he also seems to want to replace Regis, or maybe even Oprah.”

― Alex Pareene

“In many ways, Tucker Carlson’s a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following.”

― Alex Pareene

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

― Alexander Cockburn

“For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn’t poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.”

― Alice Walker

“I used to teach at the Columbia journalism school, and I would tell my students that every book has to have a sentence that motivates it.”

― Alissa Quart

“Hindi writing, as well as Hindi journalism, is a great gift to Indian writing.”

― Amitava Kumar

“The Fox News makeup treatment is unlike any other in journalism. It involves false lashes, layers and layers of foundation, and heavy applications of come-hither lip gloss.”

― Amy Chozick

“I started writing by doing small related things but not the thing itself, circling it and getting closer. I had no idea how to write fiction. So I did journalism because there were rules I could learn. You can teach someone to write a news story. They might not write a great one, but you can teach that pretty easily.”

― Amy Hempel

“Obviously, in journalism, you’re confined to what happens. And the tendency to embellish, to mythologize, it’s in us. It makes things more interesting, a closer call. But journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one.”

― Amy Hempel

“The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I always imagined myself doing what Barbara Walters did on ’20/20.’ That, essentially, is what inspired me to go to journalism school.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way.”

― Anas Aremeyaw Anas

“There is a long-standing tradition in the mainstream press of middle-of-the-road journalism that is objective and fair. I would hate to see that fall victim to a panic about the Fox effect.”

― Andrew Heyward

“As an old creative industry full of cruelty and moral sense, British journalism once flourished on the imperative that people required the truth in order to survive. But people don’t require that now. They want sensation and they want it for nothing.”

― Andrew O’Hagan

“Editorials are, obviously, pieces of opinion journalism. They are not intended to be dispassionate, balanced accountings of a news situation or issue. They present a strong and strongly argued position and do not necessarily present or even take into account the opposing position.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“I started, actually, in journalism when I was – well. I started at the ‘New York Times’ when I was 18 years old, actually, but really got into journalism when I was 15 years old and had started a sports magazine which was trying to become a national sports magazine.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn’t a profession, it’s a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you’re all set.”

― Andrew Sullivan

“Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change.”

― Andrew Vachss

“I think people should be consumers of journalism.”

― Andrew Vachss

“Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That’s why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.”

― Andrew Vachss

“A career in journalism suddenly lost its appeal.”

― Andy Grove

“I got into journalism, actually, when I started my graduate program at Portland State and ended up becoming the multimedia editor of the student paper and covered very uninteresting stories on campus: this culture event, dance night.”

― Andy Ngo

“One good thing about leaving daily journalism was that I was no longer obliged to read all the book prize short lists.”

― Annalena McAfee

“As much as I’m not a journalist, I use journalism. And when you photograph a relationship, it’s quite wonderful to let something unfold in front of you.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I’ve created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“At Grozny TV, the line between journalism and government propaganda is traversed as often as a Manhattan crosswalk.”

― Anthony Marra

“Journalism is always the art of the incomplete. You get bits and pieces.”

― Anthony Shadid

“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

“A louder government with less journalism does not enrich our democratic process.”

― Ari Melber

“I was more interested in journalism and fact-finding than other things, so I didn’t plan to work 30 years as a lawyer.”

― Ari Melber

“I think politics is always about dialogue. I think journalism ranges from dialogue to monologue, and there are times when different poles are necessary.”

― Ari Melber

“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

“The Defense Department’s plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.”

― Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

“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

“If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be ‘gotcha’ journalism, but it’s also good journalism.”

― Ben Bradlee

“I began my writing life as a poet, so poetry has always been fundamental. I evolved from poetry to journalism to stories to novels. But poetry was always there.”

― Ben Okri

“Look, everybody in journalism has a reputation of sorts.”

― Bernard Goldberg

“I’m a unicorn in the world of journalism; I’ve stayed in the same mid-sized city, and that staying has allowed me to write two deeply-reported books.”

― Beth Macy

“Choosing my favorite moment in journalism would be like picking a favorite among my children. I can’t pick one favorite.”

― Bill Keller

“One of the most important disciplines in journalism is to challenge your working premises.”

― Bill Keller

“Think of it: television producers joining with newspapers to tell stories. It’s journalism of the future. Advertising will follow the crowd – the ‘crowd’ being viewers and readers, of course, which could bring revenue back into journalism.”

― Bill Kurtis

“Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that’s offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That’s my ideal.”

― Bob Costas

“The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters.”

― Bob Greene

“The level of journalism in this country is just so pathetically poor, and I’ve, in a sense, gone over the top of them, which they don’t like.”

― Bob Hawke

“I can’t think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.”

― Bob Schieffer

“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

“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

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

― Bob Woodward

“The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know.”

― Bob Woodward

“Even before I joined journalism, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. Tintin was an early inspiration.”

― Bobby Ghosh

“Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and to some extent above the people they purport to serve.”

― Brit Hume

“There’s a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism, and it played out perfectly over the issue of these little American flag lapel pins.”

― Brit Hume

“I’ve never used the word ‘I’ in a piece in my 18 years in journalism.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and Spanish in 2001 and landed my first on-air job in Charlottesville, Va.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“Advertising was only meant to be a very small part of my life. I had intended that I would work extensively in journalism for about five or six years and then I’d become a writer.”

― Bryce Courtenay

“I had a moment where I left journalism, and I started getting interested in this issue and writing about it, where I felt there was a right side and a wrong side around a lot of these issues relating to education.”

― Campbell Brown

“The thing that bothers me about journalism is the false equivalency we sometimes place on certain issues.”

― Campbell Brown

“Sadly, journalism doesn’t always state the obvious.”

― Campbell Brown

“You’re never going to hear me say, ‘Well, I’ve been critical of Obama five times, so now I need to be critical of McCain five times.’ That is a false equivalence, and that’s what I think is wrong with journalism.”

― Campbell Brown

“I went to school at the University of Rhode Island and pursued a degree in journalism, which is a little bit ironic.”

― Candace Owens

“I guess I went into journalism to save the world. I always felt through writing that I wanted to rotate the world slightly.”

― Carl Honore

“In Haiti, it – people seemed – in my experience in Haiti, people are so open to photographs and journalism. And there doesn’t seem to be the same sort of restrictions or wariness about the press that you would experience in Washington, for instance, on many levels.”

― Carol Guzy

“I don’t really trust politicians, and our job is to call them out. It’s old-school journalism.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I didn’t like the competitiveness of big-time journalism.”

― Charles Kuralt

“I don’t have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong.”

― Charles Kuralt

“I’m not an advocacy journalist – that’s not what I do. My role in journalism is to be able to engage the most interesting people with the best ideas.”

― Charlie Rose

“When I say that I went to grad school in Iowa City, people often assume that I went to the famed writers’ workshop MFA program at the University of Iowa. I didn’t. I got a master’s in journalism.”

― Chelsea Cain

“I believe that ‘advocacy journalism’ is not an oxymoron. If that means that I’m going to disrupt the cable, partisan fracas of obsession over what this means from left and right, then so be it. I will be disruptive of it.”

― Chris Cuomo

“I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at ‘In These Times’, and it’s in my blood.”

― Chris Hayes

“My dad founded the ‘Rancho Santa Fe Times’ and won a lot of journalism awards.”

― Chris Hillman

“Maybe it is because of Facebook or something else, but I have been interested in journalism for a long time.”

― Chris Hughes

“The web has introduced a competitive, and some might argue hostile, landscape for long, in-depth, resource-intensive journalism.”

― Chris Hughes

“I have a journalism degree, but I’d rather be the person who is being written about rather than the person who is writing.”

― Chris Jericho

“So much of journalism is conveying a place and time that existed, to someone at a later date: giving a person the context and trying to make them feel as informed as if they were actually there.”

― Chris Milk

“Journalism is about bringing people to an event or something that they couldn’t attend.”

― Chris Milk

“They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“And I really believe good journalism is good business.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“I expected to go into journalism or law.”

― Christie Hefner

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

― Chuck Todd

“There has to be some decorum left in politics and in American journalism as well. Our husbands are the candidates.”

― Cindy McCain

“I actually went to study journalism at Northwestern, thinking that would be my Plan B for a career. But then I realized, if I’m going to struggle and make no money, I might as well do what I really want to do.”

― Claire Coffee

“Whether it’s long-form journalism or investigative journalism, it’s no fun to just be the guy diagnosing the problem.”

― Clay Shirky

“The moral abhorrence of private prisons has been brought to our attention by courageous acts of investigative journalism, illuminating scholarship, and the work of activists who have decried the social stratification brought about by our prison systems.”

― Clint Smith

“I thought I was going to be a professor; then I ran screaming from there into magazine journalism.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“A lot of people, myself included, are excited about blogging and stuff like that, citizen journalism, but I do remind people that no matter how excited we are, there’s no substitute for professional writing, no substitute for professional editing, and no substitute for professional fact-checking.”

― Craig Newmark

“In 1982, when I was almost 26 years old, I decided I wanted to write fiction. I’d majored in journalism in college, and I’d always assumed I would write nonfiction.”

― Cynthia Kadohata

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

― Cyril Connolly

“My aunt got me interested in journalism – she found an old typewriter, had it worked over, put it on the dining room table, gave me a stack of paper and said, ‘Play like you’re a writer.’”

― Dan Jenkins

“Ratings don’t last. Good journalism does.”

― Dan Rather

“There is no doubt that the way journalism worked when I was growing up and getting started has changed forever.”

― Dan Rather

“Though I work in broadcasting and host a daily radio show, I got my start in print journalism.”

― Dana Loesch

“I was drawn to journalism as a young guy because I felt like there was some purpose to it, not always but sometimes.”

― Daniel Lyons

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

― Daniel Okrent

“If I weren’t acting, I’d study journalism because I love to write.”

― Danielle Campbell

“It’s CNN’s bigger problem that CNN wants to deny reality. I, too, used to drink the Kool-Aid that it was a top journalism operation that reports without bias. Now that I’m outside the walls of traditional media, I know there is no such thing.”

― Daryn Kagan

“Well, my background is journalism. I don’t have any creative-writing experience except for one class I took as a sophomore in college.”

― Dave Eggers

“The idea of ‘Voice of Witness’ is to let survivors and witnesses of human-rights abuses tell their story at length. It started with a course that I co-taught at U.C. Berkeley journalism school back in 2003.”

― Dave Eggers

“I don’t really think of ‘Frontline’ as a strictly public affairs series; I think of it as a work of journalism that is constantly reinventing itself.”

― David Fanning

“In journalism I can only tell what happened. In fiction, I can show it.”

― David Frum

“Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room – and inside the character’s heads.”

― David Frum

“As a journalist, I’ve always treaded carefully about being Jewish and caring a lot about Israel and having that not become too big of an issue that could affect my journalism. But I also don’t think it’s essential to my Judaism, as I think it might be for some other people.”

― David Gregory

“I think that there’s a strain in journalism that believes that anyone who surrenders him- or herself to faith and to belief necessarily checks reason and rationality at the door.”

― David Gregory

“The ’30 for 30′ strand started life as a series of behind-the-scenes docs for the sports channel ESPN. It has now spawned an equally fascinating series of podcasts. Like the films, these podcasts don’t rely on access, the usual currency of sports journalism, and are strangely excited by stories that are complicated and require telling at length.”

― David Hepworth

“Yes, the disruption of the Internet can be blamed for the destruction of the business model that once made journalism a thriving, well-paying enterprise, but it has also created an array of new tools for reporting. Somebody will eventually figure out how to make online newspapers profitable – I hope.”

― David Horsey

“If political cartoonists continue to rely on newspapers, we may be in serious trouble. It’s a very transferable form of journalism, though – it works great on Web sites.”

― David Horsey

“I understand the difference between journalism and scholarship that comes 20 years later.”

― David Remnick

“I’m interested in non-fiction, but a form of it which is very badly behaved, which doesn’t define itself as straight-ahead journalism or memoir. It blurs boundaries, plays fast and loose with the truth – not to be silly, whimsical or lazy, but to get greater purchase on what it feels like to be alive.”

― David Shields

“Most of us entered journalism and joined ‘news organizations’ because we care about the greater good. We strive to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

― David Shuster

“I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn’t reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.”

― David Simon

“If anyone was talking about journalism in the ’50s – it was Edward R.Murrow.”

― David Strathairn

“I don’t think Fox News or Rush Limbaugh need Clinton it turns out. I think there’s a hunger out there for – whether it’s on the left or right – a more lively and provocative type of political journalism. I think Salon and Fox on the other side have both benefited from that.”

― David Talbot

“Journalism is not just a cause, it’s also a wacky profession.”

― David Talbot

“My favorite thing is still journalism. I’m almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college.”

― David Talbot

“Most magazines have become wallpaper, they’re all the same, all the same celebrities. It’s really an abysmal time in American journalism right now. But occasionally one story or two will pop out.”

― David Talbot

“The only school that let me in was U.C. Santa Cruz, which is where I went. They didn’t have a journalism program, so I took sociology, which is the closest thing to journalism.”

― David Talbot

“There’s a lot of journalism about poverty, but sometimes it just helps to see that there’s a real person who becomes a real mom, who is working with unsustainable wages that could eventually destroy her.”

― Debra Granik

“You’re under pressure when you produce facts. You’re working with facts in journalism, but you’re under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.”

― Denis Johnson

“Journalism is a Darwinian process.”

― Denise Mina

“I was not going to use writing for advertising or journalism. I would tend bar, load trucks, chauffeur – do whatever it took. But from the moment I took my first writing workshop, I was a writer.”

― Dennis Lehane

“It tends to be overlooked that many people are indirectly affected by thoughtless and cruel journalism.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’ve found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world.”

― Diane Lane

“Chris Matthews can’t start any sentence without ‘Let me ask you this… ‘ And I love Chris Matthews! But almost everybody in journalism does it. Who’s stopping you? Just say it!”

― Dick Cavett

“A journalist gathers information for a media outlet that disseminates the information through a broadly defined ‘medium’ – including newspaper, nonfiction book, wire service, magazine, news Web site, television, radio or motion picture – for public use. This broad definition covers every form of legitimate journalism.”

― Dick Durbin

“All of journalism is a shrinking art. So much of it is hype. The O.J. Simpson story is a landmark in the decline of journalism.”

― Dick Schaap

“Pandering to the scandal hungry public is a total lack of responsible journalism.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“In junior high, I was still writing poems and stories. In college, I was a journalism major. When I got out of college, I went to work for an educational publisher, so I was still writing, developing curriculums.”

― Doreen Cronin

“Journalism still, in a democracy, is the essential force to get the public educated and mobilized to take action on behalf of our ancient ideals.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Just as infinite access to free music ultimately leads to no one making a living at music anymore, free journalism just doesn’t pay for itself – particularly not when a search engine is serving all the ads.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“The competitive advantage professional journalism enjoys over the free is just that: professional journalists, whose paid positions give them the time and resources they need to commit more fully to the task. If we can’t do better, so be it.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Journalism is straying into entertainment. The lines between serious news segments, news entertainment, and news comedy are blurring.”

― Drew Curtis

“I’ve always been a big consumer of American journalism over the years and had an interest in the history of it and of the press in America; how it has changed.”

― Dylan Moran

“We never see any journalism or documentaries on the oceans and what we’re doing on this Earth and how it affects the oceans and how important they are. I’m intrigued by it. It’s almost an untold story.”

― Ed Schultz

“In journalism, a fact is just a fact. But in fiction, you have to build your case. It has to be made, step by step.”

― Edward P. Jones

“I like being involved in the lighter side of journalism because it serves a purpose, and it’s fun. And I can keep my opinions off camera if I want.”

― Eleanor Mondale

“For me, journalism has been more a matter of projecting a particular approach to covering policies, to covering issues. It was a continuation of what I tried to do in government.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“I went to Princeton to major in comparative literature. I never went to film school, but I studied storytelling across mediums – poems, literature, film, and journalism.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

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

― Ellen Goodman

“I studied science and journalism at the University of Colorado and then got interested in experimental film there and started doing my own films.”

― Eric Darnell

“I figured I was going to apply to one journalism school and let fate take a hand.”

― Erik Larson

“We all know that yellow journalism didn’t just happen a week ago or a month ago, that yellow journalism has probably been with us as long as journalism has been with us.”

― Errol Morris

“There’s a lot of essay writing that could pass for journalism and journalism that could pass for essay. Some of it is just taxonomy.”

― Eula Biss

“I got started on YouTube when I was a freshman in college. I was a broadcast journalism major, and I already had a lot of experience with video editing and photography.”

― Eva Gutowski

“Growing up, I was going to school for broadcast journalism. I wanted to be Oprah.”

― Eva Gutowski

“Rule number one of journalism is that trying to get in between a journalist and a story he wants to tell is like trying to stop a herd of stampeding cattle.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“I realize that I had the best of serious picture journalism.”

― Eve Arnold

“Fake news is a big thing in the field of Social Media Journalism. Fake news can be as simple has spreading misinformation.or as dangerous as smearing hateful propaganda.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“I wrote about four novels before I wrote a word of journalism.”

― Francine Prose

“You reach a time… when fact and fiction blend seamlessly. If you do it too soon, it’s journalism. If you do it too late, you forget, and it’s fantasy. There’s an optimum time.”

― Frank D. Gilroy

“All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?”

― Frank Harris

“Autobiography should be more stringent. It should adhere more to the standards of journalism – assuming that journalism has the truth. The memoir gives you more scope, is more poetic, and allows you to play around with your own life.”

― Frank McCourt

“Here’s what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.”

― Frank Ocean

“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.”

― Frank Zappa

“When I started off in journalism, you knew there was an audience out there and that you wanted people to read what you produced. But it also felt like you had a limited ability to shape the audience, or to acquire an audience, for what you were doing. So you didn’t really think too much about that.”

― Franklin Foer

“Of course, formulas always existed in journalism. When I was just getting into the business, ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ knew if they could put Jesus’ face on the cover that it would do really well on the newsstands. So every year, they would put Jesus’ face on the newsstand. There was a formula there.”

― Franklin Foer

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

― Fred W. Friendly

“Profiles aren’t journalism.”

― Fred Wilson

“Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I have been an outsider in journalism and in the academy, because I never fully belonged to any of them.”

― Garry Wills

“We went from journalism, in newspapers that gets heavily edited, to blogs, where you can express your opinions, to tweeting, where you can say anything, and it gets repeated and becomes fact when it isn’t. It’s something the entire world is going to have to come to grips with.”

― Gary Bettman

“I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest… I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.”

― Gary Coleman

“What I learned at journalism school and at ABC – those skills are the same no matter where you are in the world.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“After ‘Land,’ I wanted to do something about emerging media and citizen journalism, so I got this idea for ‘Diary of the Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“Surrendering to jargon is a sign of journalism’s dismal lack of self-confidence in the optimized age of content-management systems.”

― George Packer

“Everything seems set up for success in digital journalism – money, eyeballs, software, brands.”

― George Packer

“I am not a pure fiction writer, nor am I an academic writer. Somehow I ended up in this blended area of literary journalism.”

― George Packer

“Politics demands certain skills honed by experience, just as journalism does, just as acting does.”

― George Packer

“In a meritocracy, actors who act well get good roles. They don’t get to be journalists, too – a job that, in a meritocracy, should go to those who do journalism well.”

― George Packer

“Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren’t taken very seriously.”

― Gerald Clarke

“Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren’t taken very seriously.”

― Gerald Clarke

“The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.”

― Geraldo Rivera

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

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Every patient tends to bury the most important story inside some other story, just the way new writers often ‘bury the lede.’ ‘Burying the lede’ is an old journalism term for when you only find out the real point about halfway into the article, but it also applies to therapy.”

― Gina Barreca

“I personally think honestly disclosing rather than hiding one’s subjective values makes for more honest and trustworthy journalism. But no journalism – from the most stylistically ‘objective’ to the most brazenly opinionated – has any real value unless it is grounded in facts, evidence, and verifiable data.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“I have nothing but the highest regard for ‘Salon’ and its commitment to independent and provocative journalism.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“In essence, I see the value of journalism as resting in a twofold mission: informing the public of accurate and vital information, and its unique ability to provide a truly adversarial check on those in power.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of cliches. I’m a realist.”

― Gore Vidal

“Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.”

― Graham Greene

“I don’t think there’s any connection between my journalism career and my film career. They are two totally different mediums and very different skills.”

― Greg Kinnear

“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

“There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism, such as comic strips and radio.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I find it interesting, the different rules that apply to journalism and drama, even though journalism has become more and more about entertainment, and entertainment has become more and more about journalism.”

― Gus Van Sant

“Don’t count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.”

― Gwen Ifill

“We need ethical journalism. There is also capacity limitations in journalism.”

― Hailemariam Desalegn

“It’s really just my Hammurabi code of journalism ethics, that I don’t want to ask someone to do something that I won’t do myself.”

― Hailey Gates

“I find there’s a thin, permeable membrane between journalism and history, and though some academic historians take a dim view of it, I gather a lot of strength and professional inspiration from passing back and forth across it.”

― Hampton Sides

“As an undergraduate at Amherst College, I was devoted to Dickensian novels and antiestablishment journalism while marginally fulfilling premedical requirements.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“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

“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

“When journalism is treated as just another widget in a commercial enterprise, the focus isn’t on truth, verification or public good, but productivity and output.”

― Heather Brooke

“There’s a lot of hand-wringing going on about the death of journalism and particularly the death of investigative journalism. What I see is that there is more need than ever to have experienced information processors – people who can look through this mass of data.”

― Heather Brooke

“I’ve written for ‘The Times’ because they have valued what I do enough to pay me. The ‘New Statesman’ magazine also asked me to write an article, but they didn’t want to pay me anything. To me, that shows how much they value quality journalism.”

― Heather Brooke

“I pine for a return to the type of old-school journalism and the tough newspapermen and women of the Thirties.”

― Heather Brooke

“When I was 26 or 27, I gave up journalism. I came to England after my mom died, to let serendipity take its course. And I just found myself back in journalism again.”

― Heather Brooke

“We don’t go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.”

― Helen Thomas

“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 Grunwald

“Journalists are in the same madly rocking boat as diplomats and statesmen. Like them, when the Cold War ended, they looked for a new world order and found a new world disorder. If making and conducting foreign policy in today’s turbulent environment is difficult, so is practicing journalism.”

― Henry Grunwald

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

― Henry R. Luce

“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

“More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth’s pocket and crept into another.”

― Henry Rollins

“Fiction isn’t made by scraping the bones of topicality for the last shreds and sinews, to be processed into mechanically recovered prose. Like journalism, it deals in ideas as well as facts, but also in metaphors, symbols and myths.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it.”

― Horace Greeley

“Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.”

― Howard Kurtz

“When Arianna Huffington founded ‘The Huffington Post’ in 2005, a whole new era of journalism began.”

― Hubert Burda

“I don’t want to see the end of popular print journalism.”

― Hugh Grant

“I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend.”

― Hugh Hefner

“I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.”

― Humphrey Lyttelton

“With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“I can’t think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there’s been a reaction, there’s been no journalism. It’s cause and effect.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“I’ve already become a mastodon in print – I don’t see a consciousness for my kind of journalism.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“I don’t think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It’s lonely out here.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“At Gallaudet, deafness isn’t an issue. You don’t even think about it. Students can pay attention to accounting or psychology or journalism. But when a deaf person goes to another college, no matter how supportive it is, that person doesn’t get the same access.”

― I. King Jordan

“Generally the aesthetics of broadcast journalism seem to me to be incredibly primitive.”

― Ira Glass

“In most daily journalism, you only fact-check something if it seems a little fishy.”

― Ira Glass

“Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn’t have been a better city to start a journalism career.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“My freshman year at Harrison High School, I saw a journalism class where students were putting out a weekly newspaper. It touched a responsive chord in me.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“Many fiction writers write for the critics or for themselves; they forget the common reader. I never do. I don’t think journalism clashes with my fiction; on the contrary, it helps enormously.”

― Isabel Allende

“I would love to be associated with some sports organization. I was a journalism major. That’s kind of intriguing, to do something in the political-commentary arena.”

― J. C. Watts

“If journalism is the first draft of history, then talk radio provides an early glimpse into how the meaning of political events will be spun for ideological and partisan purposes.”

― Jackson Katz

“I think ‘Slate”s editorial staff understands the intersection of journalism and technology better than any other.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I think part of the reason anyone goes into journalism is to get a response to what they write.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“It took me years to realize I wanted to be in journalism.”

― Jake Tapper

“Print and television journalism are very different, and it’s not like one is better than the other.”

― Jake Tapper

“I seem to be one of the few people in journalism who never worked or wrote for the ‘Boston Phoenix.’ I certainly read and admired it, and feel the same general malaise at news that it is gone.”

― James Fallows

“In a time of transition for journalism all around the world, it’s reassuring to know that some of the old ways endure.”

― James Fallows

“I’m a journalism junkie.”

― James L. Brooks

“There’s some irony in playing a journalist after some of the stuff that has been written about me, but it’s a great profession, particularly investigative journalism.”

― James Nesbitt

“I think you can do a lot with fiction, and in some cases you can say even more in fiction than you can in straight-up documentary journalism.”

― Jamie Johnson

“Sports journalism is in the midst of an identity crisis so profound that we no longer know whether we’re made up of one word or two.”

― Jane Leavy

“You could say that any book that takes a position is not fair, unless you keep saying, ‘On the one hand, on the other…’ and take a great deal of trouble to present both sides. That kind of journalism tends not to be very interesting.”

― Janet Malcolm

“When I bought ‘The New York Observer,’ my experience in journalism was limited to a single article I had written for a college magazine.”

― Jared Kushner

“In this day and age, much of journalism is about right or left, conservative or liberal, and ‘The Observer’ is just that: an observer. It is about truth.”

― Jared Kushner

“Where are reliable journalism and reliable investigative voices going to come from? I love the days of old – the Walter Cronkites, the Dan Rathers.”

― Jason Alexander

“The problem today isn’t low-quality journalism, it’s too much noise. If one out of five ‘Business Insider’ stories is original, the other four would be culled.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I’m trying to correct what is wrong in journalism today: wasting users’ time.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism.”

― Jayson Blair

“When I got a little older, I started writing for the high school newspaper, ‘The Maroon Wave,’ and that’s when I fell in love with journalism.”

― Jeannette Walls

“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

“I’m very committed to and interested in CNN’s journalism and our magazines and our movie studio, not just HBO, where I grew up. But I do have a fondness for subscription television.”

― Jeff Bewkes

“I think the era of access journalism as we’ve known it is over.”

― Jeff Zucker

“My cure for writer’s block is to step away from the thing I’m stuck on, usually a novel, and write something totally different. Besides fiction, I write poetry, screenplays, essays and journalism. It’s usually not the writing itself that I’m stuck on, but thing I’m trying to write. So I often have four or five things going at once.”

― Jess Walter

“I’ve taught a college journalism course at two universities where my students taught me more than I did them about how political news is consumed.”

― Jill Abramson

“As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I’ll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past.”

― Jill Abramson

“The stories about epidemics that are told in the American press – their plots and tropes – date to the nineteen-twenties, when modern research science, science journalism, and science fiction were born.”

― Jill Lepore

“I liked journalism and thought it was important, certainly more important than fiction. I’d probably still be doing it if I hadn’t been elbowed out.”

― Jim Crace

“When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.”

― Jim Hightower

“My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been.”

― Jim Lehrer

“I’m not in the judgment part of journalism.”

― Jim Lehrer

“I’m in the reporting part of journalism.”

― Jim Lehrer

“I’m an expert on the NewsHour and it isn’t how I practice journalism. I am not involved in the story. I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions. I am not the story.”

― Jim Lehrer

“At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business.”

― Jim Walton

“We’ve seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.”

― Jimmy Wales

“I started in journalism: my first magazine, I developed when I was 10. I sent it round to the neighbors. I also sent it to the Queen of England.”

― Joanna Coles

“The most profound lessons about journalism I’ve learned have been taught to me by the people I’ve covered.”

― Jodi Kantor

“Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.”

― Joe Klein

“For me, a really radical position for journalism to take is to stop being cynical. Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.”

― Joe Klein

“I got into journalism because I came of age in the ’60s. It just seemed one way for me to get things done.”

― Joe Klein

“Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.”

― Joe Klein

“For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.”

― Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

“I started out in journalism in the mid ’90s working for the sister wire service of the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ which is called Dow Jones Newswires. Then I joined the ‘Journal’ in its Brussels bureau back in 1999.”

― John Carreyrou

“I’m an essayist. And this is a genre that has existed for a few thousand years. Ever heard of Cicero? So these rules that I’m working under are not mine but rather were established by writers who recognized the difference between the hard research of journalism and the kind of inquiry of mind that characterizes the essay.”

― John D’Agata

“The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.”

― John Gunther

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

― John Hersey

“I do not subscribe to the advocacy journalism school. It’s not who I am and not who CNN wants me to be.”

― John King

“I don’t answer the phone or do my email; I don’t do anything until I’ve got the day’s writing done. I have a word count for every day: 500 for fiction, 1,000 for non-fiction, and journalism is 1,500. That’s a level I can sustain.”

― John Lanchester

“I’m fortunate in having journalism as a sideline to pay the bills, and I essentially do it in order to take as long as I want with books.”

― John Lanchester

“Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing, effectively.”

― John Pomfret

“My journalistic heroes are all the guys like Peter Arnett of Vietnam, and my style in journalism is you got to stand there, and you got to see it with your own eyes.”

― Johnny Colt

“I think if somebody is so set in their ways about what they feel about something – and you get this a lot in academia, of course, and also different sorts of journalism too – you’re going to sweep under the carpet the facts that don’t suit your thesis. And I think that happens quite a lot in the courtroom, for instance.”

― Jon Ronson

“As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up! while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was my wife’s money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.”

― Jonathan Coe

“The media has not done a great job in fulfilling their role – journalism’s role in a democracy is to provide information on profoundly important subjects so we’re an informed citizenry.”

― Jonathan Demme

“There’s an old saw about journalism that the more you know about a subject, the less sense reporting about it makes.”

― Jonathan Galassi

“I’m either proud or embarrassed to say that I never took a journalism class in my life.”

― Jonathan Miles

“My only advice is, follow your dream and do whatever you like to do the most. I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made.”

― Jorge Ramos

“Journalism is irrepressible. It can’t be taken away.”

― Josh Fox

“The function of journalism is, primarily, to uncover vital new information in the public interest and to put that information in a context so that we can use it to improve the human condition.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist, and NPR is an important platform for journalism.”

― Juan Williams

“I studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University. After a short career in television with MTV and later on at FX Network, I found my true calling in Eventbrite.”

― Julia Hartz

“Journalism should be more like science. As far as possible, facts should be verifiable. If journalists want long-term credibility for their profession, they have to go in that direction. Have more respect for readers.”

― Julian Assange

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

― Julian Assange

“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

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

― Julian Assange

“I found in investigative journalism it is always best, if you have any language skills, not to admit them.”

― Julian Assange

“Well, to be honest I think I tell less truth when I write journalism than when I write fiction.”

― Julian Barnes

“When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don’t see that anymore.”

― Julie Chen

“’Guardian’ journalism itself will remain what it has always been: thoughtful, progressive, fiercely independent and challenging, and also witty, stylish, and fun.”

― Katharine Viner

“We have thought carefully about how our use of typography, colour, and images can support and enhance ‘Guardian’ journalism. We have introduced a font called Guardian Headline that is simple, confident, and impactful.”

― Katharine Viner

“Producing in-depth, thoughtful, well-reported journalism is difficult and expensive.”

― Katharine Viner

“As editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’ and the ‘Observer’, my job is to ensure that our independent journalism continues to be enjoyed by as many readers as possible and that our print newspapers make a positive financial contribution to securing a sustainable future.”

― Katharine Viner

“I care deeply about journalism, but we need to be a business.”

― Katharine Weymouth

“I don’t personally feel that I have to save democracy and journalism.”

― Katharine Weymouth

“I think it’s this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.”

― Katherine Boo

“In many ways, journalism school and culinary school are quite similar. They both teach fundamental skills and habits, but ultimately you learn through on-the-job training.”

― Kathleen Flinn

“I used to enjoy reading true crime, but I’ve discovered that I don’t have the journalism nose for blood.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“I’ve always been an outsider. I think, being in the White House press corps, it’s difficult to do the sort of journalism that I would want to do.”

― Katy Tur

“Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners.”

― Ken Auletta

“I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft.”

― Kevin Barry

“I suppose making documentaries is like doing journalism on film.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“I’ve always had an interest in broadcast journalism and the law. So it’s nice that I can combine the two.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.”

― Kingsley Amis

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

― Kirsty Gallacher

“I did my BMS from Bhavan’s College in Mumbai and a post-graduate diploma in journalism and mass communication.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“My dream was to do political journalism.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“When it comes to the teapot tempest that is the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio, the real controversy isn’t about politics or regulations. It’s about journalism and the weak standards employed to manufacture the scandal du jour.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet.”

― Kurt Loder

“I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very good research department.”

― Kurt Loder

“The lazy blogosphere has given up on journalism and now trolls Twitter for their on-the-record in-depth articles.”

― Kurt Sutter

“Art is art, and journalism is journalism.”

― Lance Reddick

“I can only speak as an American, but most journalism here isn’t doing its job any more. It’s about selling stuff.”

― Lance Reddick

“Many times, when you do what I do or work in journalism in general, people try to not explicitly present their opinions on topics.”

― Larry Wilmore

“I think the term ‘fair reporting’ is overused when it comes to journalism. I think saying they want to report evenly is more accurate.”

― Larry Wilmore

“Right Wing watch falsely accused me of harassing Oliver Darcy, a reporter for CNN. However, I was practicing real journalism at a Conservative conference where it is the consensus that ‘CNN’ is fake news.”

― Laura Loomer

“My investigative journalism is great; I know I get results.”

― Laura Loomer

“In my career as a writer, I preferred to avoid current events: I wrote young adult novels and book reviews and lifestyle journalism about health and parenting and other such evergreens.”

― Laura Moser

“I’ve always worked in cinemas or cafes to make money because it turns out freelance journalism is quite hard to get into.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“As well as writing novels and doing short-order journalism, I am also the full-time carer of my husband, who has Alzheimer’s. Each day feels like a race that must be run.”

― Laurie Graham

“I majored in journalism at Arizona State University, where I began writing the columns I write now, but I cannot, in good conscience, refer to myself as a writer. I’m a columnist, maybe a journalist, I guess I’m an author, but writer… no. That’s not up to me to call myself, that’s rather lofty. It’s for the reader to decide.”

― Laurie Notaro

“Bangkok is infamously mired in lurid contradiction, but it’s also a city of subtle and distorted moods that journalism and film have hitherto mostly failed to capture.”

― Lawrence Osborne

“Journalism is a flawed profession, but it has a self-correcting mechanism. The rule of journalism is: talk to everybody.”

― Lawrence Wright

“The challenge in fiction is to write a terrific story. The challenge in journalism is to communicate solid, objective information. The challenge in creative non-fiction is to do it both and to do it well.”

― Lee Gutkind

“Journalism, for me, has always been a calling. There are things that must be exposed to the light, truths that must be uncovered, stories worth risking your life for.”

― Leslie Cockburn

“When you do a piece of journalism, you may have to cut away 95 percent of what you are experiencing.”

― Leslie Cockburn

“Ultimately journalism has changed… partisanship is very much a part of journalism now.”

― Leslie Moonves

“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

“I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.”

― Lil Wayne

“In hindsight, Watergate was a curse as well as a blessing for American journalism. The courageous reporting of the ‘Post’ and the ‘New York Times’ – coupled with the favourable Supreme Court rulings on publication of the Pentagon Papers – were landmarks for the interpretation of First Amendment rights and the freedom of the press.”

― Lionel Barber

“While the web is very much the first draft of history, a rough-cut, it still has to be good journalism, well-sourced, reliable. Clearly, the printed form is going to have more effort put into it, going to be more reflective and relevant.”

― Lionel Barber

“As a cub reporter, I devoured books about journalism.”

― Lionel Barber

“I kind of knew inside that I wanted to try comedy, but it was a mystery. How do you start? So when I hit 30 and I had done everything I wanted to do in journalism, so I went to a comedy class. I figured I’d learn how to do five minutes and see how it feels.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.”

― Lord Northcliffe

“There’s a broad range of fashion: knitwear, textiles, journalism.”

― Louise Wilson

“The voice I’ve chosen to turn to is that of NPR. With a reputation for some of the finest journalism in the country, the nonprofit organization is renowned for its unbiased stance – to the point that it’s been accused of being both conservative and liberal.”

― Lynda Resnick

“The thinner a newspaper or magazine is – due to reduced revenue from advertising dollars – the less editorial content because of the standard ad-to-editorial ratio, and the less money there is to support investigative journalism.”

― Lynda Resnick

“We like long-form narrative journalism, and we feel there aren’t enough high-profile outlets in Canada running the kind of stories we want to showcase – long, meaty, thoughtful, investigative.”

― Lynn Coady

“I started out in the journalism program, but I got kicked out. I wasn’t very good at it. It wasn’t where I wanted to be ultimately.”

― Lynn Coady

“I got rejected from journalism school!”

― Lynsey Addario

“With technology and social media and citizen journalism, every rock that used to go unturned is now being flipped, lit and put on TV.”

― LZ Granderson

“I started off in journalism 16 years ago in Stockholm, and I wrote for a few different publications for many years. I’ve also worked in advertising as a copywriter and creative director, but I changed it for architecture at 25 years old.”

― Magnus Larsson

“Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.”

― Malcolm Muggeridge

“We need to recognise that the whole edifice of our fifth estate, of our journalism, has been built on a foundation of newspaper journalism and that that foundation is crumbling. The management of the media companies will deny that the end is nigh. I hope they are right.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“I often attribute my screenwriting to journalism because they drill in the who, what, when, where and why – but we really need to land on that why. That’s what I’ve been exploring in my writing for many years and trying to get better at.”

― Mara Brock Akil

“Any staffing changes that disproportionately cut the number of African Americans at CNN – intentionally or otherwise – are an affront to the African American journalism community and to the African American community as a whole.”

― Marcia Fudge

“You will always have partial points of view, and you’ll always have the story behind the story that hasn’t come out yet. And any form of journalism you’re involved with is going to be up against a biased viewpoint and partial knowledge.”

― Margaret Atwood

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

― Marguerite Duras

“Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable.”

― Marguerite Duras

“I don’t believe in gutter politics. I don’t believe in gutter journalism.”

― Maria Shriver

“I think yellow journalism is something that appears everywhere, in the underdeveloped and developed worlds alike.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“There’s so much information and journalism on television. We have too much to absorb.”

― Mark Frost

“I’m really interested in fashion journalism.”

― Mark Indelicato

“I violated, apparently, an unspoken rule that we are supposed to take care of our own. Frankly, if that invites discomfort, I welcome it. I don’t think there’s enough discomfort in journalism, especially in Washington.”

― Mark Leibovich

“I have always been a big meta guy because I think the way journalism is practiced in Washington, and the way everyone sort of cohabitates in the same fishbowl is ultimately a bigger part of the story than people outside of the fishbowl really know.”

― Mark Leibovich

“If I were writing an article for the newspaper, it would be thesis statement, information, information, supporting arguments. That would be the setup. When I’m making a documentary, the pacing of the film and the way that you sort of switch from character to character – all of those are more about storytelling than straight journalism.”

― Marshall Curry

“Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement – whether it’s technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine.”

― Marv Levy

“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

“Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening.”

― Mason Cooley

“I’m fortunate to work for a company that supports investigative journalism with strong editors and lawyers. That’s the benefit of working for a company that’s been around for more than a century.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“I thought journalism would enable me to be a mile wide and an inch deep.”

― Matt Ridley

“In the ’50s and ’60s, journalism wasn’t a profession. It wasn’t something you went to college for – it was really more of a trade. You had a lot of guys who came up working in newspapers at the copy desk, or delivery boys, and then they would somehow become reporters afterward and learn on the job.”

― Matt Taibbi

“One of the great cliches of campaign journalism is the notion that American elections have long since ceased to be about issues and ideas.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Journalism is literature in a hurry.”

― Matthew Arnold

“I see myself working in the tradition of sociology and journalism that tries to bear witness to poverty.”

― Matthew Desmond

“I want my work to influence public conversation, to turn heads, and to bear witness to this problem that’s raging in our cities. If journalism helps me with that, I’ll draw on journalism… and I’m not going to worry too much if academics get troubled over that distinction.”

― Matthew Desmond

“The amount of money that’s being put into long-form investigative journalism has become less and less.”

― Matthew Heineman

“With newspapers cutting foreign bureaus and budgets shrinking for long-form, investigative journalism, documentary filmmakers are often filling a void nowadays in the media landscape with their ability to spend time with their stories and subjects.”

― Matthew Heineman

“I find having a column a very difficult form of journalism. I’m not a natural like Tom Friedman and Anna Quindlen.”

― Maureen Dowd

“Journalism, spooked by rumors of its own obsolescence, has stopped believing in itself. Groans of doom alternate with panicked happy talk.”

― Maureen Dowd

“Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar.”

― Max Weber

“I always lamented that I wasn’t a writer during the late ’60s and the early ’70s, with the New Journalism and Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson and all those people.”

― Meghan Daum

“What we want is responsible journalism. We want to avoid bigotry.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“Journalism is not writing.”

― Michael Cimino

“I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system.”

― Michael Connelly

“That’s what I like most about writing fiction over journalism: the easy metaphors!”

― Michael Connelly

“In my writing, I try to combine all my favorite elements of journalism – accuracy, real characters that exist on this planet – with all my favorite elements of literature: a sense of flow, of propulsion, of wanting to read every sentence.”

― Michael Finkel

“I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising.”

― Michael Hastings

“In any event, the proper question isn’t what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn’t find it useful is censorship, not journalism.”

― Michael Kinsley

“Documentaries are a form of journalism.”

― Michael Moore

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

― Michael Pollan

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

― Michael Pollan

“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

“Journalism took me around the world. I worked in London for ten years and reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the first Gulf War.”

― Michael Robotham

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

― Michael York

“It’s important that communities support local, independent journalism, which many people rely upon for information relevant to their daily lives.”

― Michiko Kakutani

“I’m doing real journalism.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I wouldn’t say all journalism is activism, but I would say most journalism is activism.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Although I’m great at political commentary and journalism, it’s not my passion. ‘Gorilla Mindset’ is.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Nobody in media and journalism knows more about ‘deep state’ than I do.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I want to do journalism on journalists. I want to do the stories on stories that aren’t being told.”

― Mike Cernovich

“There’s not a better job in journalism than the one we have, seriously on ’60 Minutes’ – not a better job.”

― Mike Wallace

“I had sort of given up on conventional journalism. I found it far too restrictive.”

― Molly Ivins

“The danger of the blogosphere is reading only those you agree with. While there are right-wing blogs that are entertaining freak shows, it’s hard to find substantial journalism there.”

― Molly Ivins

“Fiction writing and journalism, in my experience, are really excellent training grounds for each other.”

― Monica Hesse

“I am a big believer in the power of journalism; it’s a heroic pursuit.”

― Morgan Neville

“I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery.”

― Morley Safer

“I’ve always performed. From the time that I was little, I was pretty precocious and always gravitated toward performing arts. But I was scared at first, deciding to do it for a living. So, initially, I majored in journalism, and I was pretty miserable.”

― Natasha Rothwell

“The reason people get afraid of writing real, honest journalism and fiction, and the reason corrupted people and demagogues are afraid of journalism and fiction and poetry across the world, is because it is a subversive form.”

― Nathan Englander

“The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news?”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“In a hyper-capitalist environment dominated by media giants, the means available to independent journalism have narrowed considerably.”

― Nayef Al-Rodhan

“I think we in journalism were really late to social networks. We had a built-in network already in terms of our readers, and we didn’t capitalize on that.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“One of our worst traits in journalism is that when we have a narrative in our minds, we often plug in anecdotes that confirm it. Thus we managed to portray President Gerald Ford, a first-rate athlete, as a klutz.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“The friends of tabloid newspapers often point out that their journalism exists only because millions of people pay money to read it.”

― Nick Davies

“Henry Blodget does occasionally have a new idea. If you’re making a point about aggregation or the emptiness of modern journalism, he’s far from the best target. Try Huffpo – or Gawker writers whose souls have been corroded by irony.”

― Nick Denton

“I want to institutionalise and automate chequebook journalism.”

― Nick Denton

“I studied journalism, though I never really became a scribe.”

― Nithya Menen

“I studied journalism and was idealistic as a student. In course of time, I learnt that there’s a lot of politics, and it’s not easy to put forth your point of view as an investigative journalist.”

― Nithya Menen

“The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”

― Oscar Wilde

“In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.”

― Oscar Wilde

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

― Oscar Wilde

“Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists.”

― Otto Schily

“Richard Nixon was the best thing that ever happened to journalism. I mean this guy was wonderful. Just when you thought he could get no worse, he got worse.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“No industry in living memory has collapsed faster than daily print journalism.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Like the Britain of Beaverbrook and Kipling, Japan in the early twentieth century was a jingoistic nation, subduing weaker countries with the help of populist politicians and sensationalist journalism.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now. I don’t know if it carries the same cachet that it did then.”

― Pat Oliphant

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

― Patricia Heaton

“Writing one’s first novel, getting it sold, and shepherding it through the labyrinths of editing, production, marketing, journalism, and social media is an arduous and nerve-wracking process.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“Once again, the ‘New York Times’ has chosen to purposefully ignore facts and professional journalism to fit their political agenda, choosing to attack my character and reputation rather than present an honest report. The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical.”

― Paul Manafort

“I get labelled as just being about one thing, but there’s lots of layers to what I do. It’s just lazy journalism, but people start to accept it. If people spent an hour in my car driving around London and listening to the stuff I listen to, they’d hear some interesting stuff.”

― Paul Weller

“Art is not journalism. In art, you don’t make it to convey a message.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“You’re required to be outspoken in journalism, and in television you’re exposed anyway, because everyone watches it.”

― Peaches Geldof

“I like to say that journalism is the graduate school from which you never graduate.”

― Pete Hamill

“Journalism is a team sport. Writing novels is golf: it’s you and the ball.”

― Pete Hamill

“The blogosphere might be very useful as propaganda or as therapy. But it’s not journalism.”

― Pete Hamill

“Seymour Hersh is one of the giants of investigative journalism.”

― Peter Bergen

“All my journalism, all my books are first person, and it’s all memoir. Even when I’m writing about the oil spill in the Gulf, it’s all first person there.”

― Peter Heller

“I had a very strong background in journalism, so it’s my instinct to try to be as fair and accurate as possible.”

― Peter Landesman

“I don’t actually see that much difference between telling stories in journalism and telling them on film. The tools are very different, but the basic idea is the same.”

― Peter Landesman

“I start each of my scripts by going on a journey of painstaking research and discovery, much as I do a piece of long-lead journalism.”

― Peter Landesman

“I’ve been writing screenplays for a long time, and a lot of it came out of the journalism I was doing.”

― Peter Landesman

“Like every other industry or institution, the journalism world is populated by the petty and fearful, in addition to the courageous and brilliant.”

― Peter Landesman

“Even the two novels I’ve written were based on true stories. It’s how I’m wired – real life is fascinating and fantastical enough. The kind of journalism I did unpeeled lids from cans otherwise sealed.”

― Peter Landesman

“I cling to the basic set of tenets laid out in Tom Wolfe’s ‘New Journalism’ – to get out there like the great French novelists of the 19th century and study life. I am a Tom Wolfe fan of the first order.”

― Peter York

“If you’ve done a bit of journalism, everyone assumes you must be moving into PR. We’re absolutely not becoming a PR agency and we’re not turning into Brunswick. We will remain SRU, but we will be owned by the Brunswick Group. It’s quite different.”

― Peter York

“A lot of the great pieces of journalism from Iraq showed how important command influence was in violent, aggressive environments, where Marines and soldiers had a constrained set of choices to make in sudden moments.”

― Phil Klay

“I have always been of the opinion that the right kind of journalism is a critical part of our democracy.”

― Pierre Omidyar

“Even after working at ‘MarketWatch’ and loving journalism and loving business news, I still wanted to be a lawyer because it was my plan.”

― Poppy Harlow

“Directing plays lacked the immediacy and connection to real world events that journalism offered; journalism lacked the drama, theatricality and subjective storytelling of theater. It wasn’t until I had the idea of making a documentary film about the 1992 presidential campaign that these two passions came together in ‘The War Room.’”

― R. J. Cutler

“I love writing journalism because it’s all over in two hours and comes straight off the top of the head. Writing novels is soooooo much harder. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

― Rachel Johnson

“I believe journalism or news will migrate to the online medium.”

― Raghav Bahl

“CNN is an American symbol of independent journalism and First Amendment free speech. My board and I are clear: CNN will remain completely independent from an editorial perspective.”

― Randall L. Stephenson

“The kind of in-depth investigative journalism we practice at ‘Frontline’ is thoughtful, rigorous, and time-intensive. It requires us to constantly seek untold stories and to give our producers and reporters the time and resources to dig into them deeply.”

― Raney Aronson-Rath

“Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.”

― Rebecca West

“The quality of our journalism will make or break our industry, not the recession.”

― Rebekah Brooks

“I’ve always loved shows like ’48 Hours’ and ‘Dateline,’ and I’ve always been passionate about getting to the truth, and journalism.”

― Regina Hall

“I did my degree in journalism, and I then went on to being a games journalist, reviewing and previewing games and writing about the industry, visiting and interviewing developers.”

― Rhianna Pratchett

“I studied journalism at university, and I started a little bit of work on a woman’s magazine called Minx that was aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds.”

― Rhianna Pratchett

“I came of age when jobs were plentiful and college not exorbitantly expensive. I graduated with debt, but it was manageable, and I set off to do something I loved – journalism.”

― Richard Cohen

“We have been pushing forward on a new way of storytelling we call ‘collaborative journalism’ on behalf of a number of our clients.”

― Richard Edelman

“History, like journalism, is ever a journey outwards, and you must report back what you find and no more.”

― Richard Flanagan

“Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.”

― Richard Schickel

“The best writers who have put pen to paper have often had a journalism background.”

― Rick Bragg

“People who think there is something pedestrian about journalism are just ignorant.”

― Rick Bragg

“I just love when the Internet is wrong. It’s the only thing that will save journalism.”

― Rick Moranis

“The biggest problem I have in journalism is being quoted or misquoted and then being asked to defend something I haven’t said.”

― Robert Fisk

“Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870, having produced fifteen novels, many of which can confidently be called great, as well as having accomplished outstanding work in activities into which his insatiable need to expend his vast energies – to achieve, to prevail – carried him: journalism, editing, acting, social reform.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Many science-fiction writers, such as Gregory Benford, are working scientists. Many others, such as Joe Haldeman, have advanced degrees in science. Others, like me, have backgrounds in science and technology journalism.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

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

― Robert McChesney

“Journalism has changed tremendously because of the democratization of information. Anybody can put something up on the Internet. It’s harder and harder to find what the truth is.”

― Robert Redford

“I’m fascinated by journalism. I put a keen eye, not a negative eye, on its role, particularly how it is changed by the times we’re living in.”

― Robert Redford

“What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise.”

― Robert Scheer

“So this guy, Jeff Johnson, who is an accountant who cares nothing at all about a free press and cares nothing about journalism, he’s a right winger who supported the war, you know, who two years ago told people he couldn’t stand a word that I wrote.”

― Robert Scheer

“The public’s appetite for what sensible newspapers call ‘personality journalism’ and what I call gossip is insatiable. It will never, ever stop growing because everybody dreams.”

― Robin Leach

“I got a degree in broadcast journalism at Northwestern but was running a sketch-comedy group and then went to Second City. When the writers’ strike happened in 2007-2008, I went to work at E! because I had that background.”

― Robin Thede

“My first qualification is I didn’t go to Columbia Journalism School.”

― Roger Ailes

“As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up.”

― Roger Mudd

“Certainly in my own body of reporting, I was very acutely aware of the risk of any mischaracterized journalism and the need for anything I put out to be absolutely bulletproof.”

― Ronan Farrow

“I was attracted to filmmaking in college because of my love of storytelling. You can have such an impact and reach a broader audience than conventional journalism.”

― Rory Kennedy

“I never, ever have seen media this way. It’s almost indescribable. Making up stories, refusing to run real stories. It’s making themselves look like utter fools. There’s no journalism, there is no media. There’s pure, full-fledged advocacy here.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life.”

― Russell Baker

“Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism.”

― Russell Baker

“Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.”

― Russell Baker

“Serious journalism need not be solemn.”

― Russell Baker

“Online journalism has always had a sourcing problem. From using unverified ‘anonymous tips’ to repeating whatever rumor or speculation people are chattering about, the general ethic is, ‘We’ll publish just about anything.’”

― Ryan Holiday

“Let’s be clear: there was no golden age of journalism. The media has always been bad. And instead of improving, it spent a lot of time and energy making up its own myth.”

― Ryan Holiday

“WikiLeaks, for me, has not only that element in it of journalism publishing, but also the way in which it does it, with its – the concept we have of scientific journalism, I find very important and really appeals to me, that all of the source documents should be there.”

― Sarah Harrison

“The one thing I didn’t do that was kind of controversial was go work for a daily paper, because I didn’t like that kind of journalism, and I’m glad I didn’t because that’s the business model that’s going totally extinct.”

― Sarah Lacy

“When I was in college, there were a couple years there where I was just not sure what to do, and it was actually my mom who suggested I take some journalism classes.”

― Savannah Guthrie

“Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism.”

― Scott Pelley

“Science doesn’t care, by and large, what the answers are. It’s only interested in getting the right answer. And journalism should be very much that way.”

― Scott Pelley

“I don’t want to paint everybody with the same broad brush. But I do think that the majority of folks now in the briefing room, that are going into journalism – they’re not there for the facts and the pursuit of the truth.”

― Sean Spicer

“When I was young, I flirted with the idea of a career in journalism on one hand and politics on the other.”

― Sebastian Arcelus

“I hate to see the way journalism is devalued: We have to feed the machine; we have to feed the Trump outrage machine, to feed the anger against Trump, to feed the New York liberal anger.”

― Seymour Hersh

“I don’t think much of the journalism that I see.”

― Seymour Hersh

“The whole sort of debate of classic objective journalism versus a new immersion journalism – that can go on forever… I made no bones about my position: I don’t think you can be objective.”

― Shane Smith

“There is kind of this spirit in journalism to tell both sides of the story and to just let the listeners choose what they want to choose, and I understand that, and there’s a place for it, but on some issues, we really do need to take a stand.”

― Shaun King

“False speech does harm to readers, who are misled by it; it does harm to journalism, which is weakened by it; and it does harm to the subjects of the speech, whose reputations and careers are damaged by it.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“I lived in Wales back in 1982 and 1983. I studied journalism at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education just off Newport Road in Cardiff.”

― Simon Fowler

“If I wasn’t an actor, I’d probably be working in journalism.”

― Sophia Bush

“Very early in my career, I almost went to journalism school.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“In many ways, I don’t think journalism is any different from banking. And I don’t think that banking is any different from parenting.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“With journalism, films always have to be to do with some personal statement of your own. As a general rule, I resist that. In the States, a question that kept coming up was this: ‘How can you, as a man, talk about three women?’”

― Stephen Daldry

“The fundamentals of what journalism is about don’t necessarily change. What will change is the delivery of news.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“At the end of the day, there is still one function of journalism that cannot be computerized, and that is reporters. You’re always going to need reporters.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Journalism is, indeed, a noble calling, and I have much I hope to accomplish in the next phase of my career.”

― Steve Capus

“In journalism, as in politics, other people’s lives are a currency to be bartered on behalf of notoriety and influence.”

― Steve Erickson

“I studied journalism at Binghamton University, even interning for NBC’s longtime anchor Carol Jenkins. Before graduation, I told my parents I wanted to pursue broadcast journalism.”

― Sunny Hostin

“I am a writer who happens to use some tools of journalism.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“If you believe in journalism, you don’t insult good journalists.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“I always like to have a buffer between me and journalism in general. Not just a reporter, but journalism.”

― T. J. Miller

“I don’t attempt to make people uncomfortable; I think that my standards in terms of art and journalism always have necessitated my discomfort.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I didn’t start off as a journalist; I started off as a poet. My ambition was to practise poetry. Then I found journalism, but that other voice never fled from me.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“When I was a freelancer, I thought this journalism thing was a racket, and now that I’m where I am now, I know it’s a racket.”

― Tabitha Soren

“The great thing about journalism is that there is so much exposure to all kinds of people who can turn up later as characters, whether you intend it or not.”

― Tananarive Due

“If the next thing I do is not necessarily filling the role of ‘the future of journalism,’ it’ll probably be whatever is making me happiest, and that’s enough for me.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“It turned out I really didn’t like journalism. I wanted to make up stories, not cover real events.”

― Tawni O’Dell

“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

“Truthfully, without over-egging it, as I often do, the library and journalism, those things made me who I am.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Journalism has a special, hallowed place for stories of its practitioners’ persecution.”

― Thomas Frank

“Americans have known about mounting inequality and king-sized Wall Street bonuses for years. But we also had an entire genre of journalism dedicated to brushing the problem off.”

― Thomas Frank

“Journalism is in fact history on the run.”

― Thomas Griffith

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

― Thomas Griffith

“Journalism as theater is what TV news is.”

― Thomas Griffith

“My first real writing job was at ‘Rolling Stone,’ so I wrote about rock-and-roll and politics and the like. At the time, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write, and I did a bunch of investigative journalism.”

― Tim Cahill

“You can construct whatever story you want to. Documentaries are constructions, as is all journalism.”

― Tim Hetherington

“In the end, Dan Rather’s legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism.”

― Tina Brown

“TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.”

― Tina Brown

“I am thrilled to share the news that Andrew Sullivan is bringing his trailblazing journalism to ‘The Daily Beast.’”

― Tina Brown

“It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about.”

― Tom Brokaw

“Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.”

― Tom Brokaw

“David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.”

― Tom Brokaw

“I had gone to all the big stories of the ’80s, which was one of the most fertile times in American journalism, around the world and here as well.”

― Tom Brokaw

“The passion and knowledge of journalism as storytelling is incredibly infectious.”

― Tom McCarthy

“When I left Toronto and entered journalism in the late 1990s, I had many notions about the news business, nearly all of them wrong, as it turned out.”

― Tom Rachman

“I had pictured journalism as I’d seen it in the most ennobling films, where the reporter battles for the truth, propelled by conviction, and is triumphant. There are journalists who fit that ideal.”

― Tom Rachman

“My intent was to gain experience for fiction I eventually hoped to write. But there’s no question I was drawn in by the hope that journalism would be a creative, thrilling environment.”

― Tom Rachman

“The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I think journalism is important.”

― Tom Stoppard

“God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I have no idea who coined the term ‘the New Journalism,’ or when it was coined. I have never even liked the term. Any movement, group, party, program, philosophy or theory that goes under a name with ‘new’ in it is just begging for trouble, of course.”

― Tom Wolfe

“In a way, film and television are in the same sort of traumatic trance that print journalism is. The technology has outpaced our comprehension of its implications.”

― Tony Kushner

“Fake news is cheap to produce. Genuine journalism is expensive.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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

― Tristan Tzara

“I’d been in journalism about two weeks when I realized I would do just about anything to avoid writing, and over the years, I have.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I’ve been in journalism my entire adult life and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Journalism, as concerns collecting information, differs little if at all from intelligence work. In my judgment, a journalist’s job is very interesting.”

― Vladimir Putin

“What I like to call ‘journalism of depth’ is the media that regards the collective conscience of the masses to be its point of departure. It is the media that believes, as a matter of principle, in the potential capabilities of the people and respects their choices.”

― Wadah Khanfar

“Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.”

― Walter Cronkite

“We all have our likes and our dislikes. But… when we’re doing news – when we’re doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we’re doing the daily news, covering politics – it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.”

― Walter Cronkite

“A journalist covering politics, most of us are aware of the necessity to try to be sure we’re unbiased in our reporting. That’s one of the fundamentals of good journalism.”

― Walter Cronkite

“Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.”

― Walter Cronkite

“In journalism, we recognize a kind of hierarchy of fame among the famous. We measure it in two ways: by the length of an obituary and by how far in advance it is prepared. Presidents, former presidents, and certain heads of state are at the top of the chain.”

― Walter Cronkite

“Anybody who’s spent thirteen or fourteen years in print journalism has a lot of stories he thinks were inwardly satisfying as far as preparation, understanding, and diligence.”

― Walter Cronkite

“I had discovered journalism to be my life’s ambition.”

― Walter Cronkite

“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

“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

“You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.”

― Warren Ellis

“One of the reasons it’s important to make a new project is it always seems to improve the reputations of the previous one. Whatever you did before is better than what you’ve just done, apparently. But I’ve had to follow the first rule of journalism: Never read the comments.”

― Whit Stillman

“I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.”

― Will McDonough

“I assume that – because you can get degrees in journalism from very reputable universities – I assume that people can be trained to be journalists. I’ve never been entirely certain that anyone can be trained to be a novelist in the same way.”

― William Gibson

“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

“When I finished grad school, I sort of fell into journalism. Someone mentioned that there was an entry-level job at the Reuters News Agency. I applied, and, to my amazement, I got the job.”

― Wolf Blitzer

“The Guardian’s ‘Word of Mouth’ blog bridges the gap between blogging and serious food journalism.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“We need to discuss what our own standards are for games writing that falls outside of journalism, and support experimental formats and routes of production that may be more tailored to them than the status quo, because the public at large seems to still think that the only games writing that exists are reviews and news.”

― Zoe Quinn
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