Quotes and Sayings about Journalism



"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

"They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Force, Journalism)

"And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Journalism, Television, World)

"And I really believe good journalism is good business."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Incompetence, Journalism, Laziness)

"Journalism is literature in a hurry."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Journalism, Literature)

"Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Truth, Journalism, states, United)

"If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Nature, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Controversy, Journalism)

"Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners."
- Ken Auletta
(Related: Corporate, Journalism)

"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
(Related: War, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Press)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism."
- Jayson Blair
(Related: People, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Journalism, May)

"It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."
- David Brock
(Related: Truth, Democracy, Journalism, Pen, Right)

"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
(Related: Country, Crisis, Journalism, Tragedy, Words, Writer)

"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
(Related: People, Journalism)

"It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Journalism)

"In the end, Dan Rather's legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism."
- Tina Brown
(Related: End, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism."
- Dino Buzzati
(Related: Fantasy, Journalism)

"Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: People, Journalism, Saying)

"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
(Related: Life, Fiction, Journalism, Newspapers, Popular, World)

"Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: Journalism)

"Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: Journalism)

"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

"The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it."
- Alexander Cockburn
(Related: First, Law, Prejudice)

"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
(Related: Money, Wife, Journalism, Writing)

"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
(Related: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

"Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

"Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Art, Journalism, Literature, Will, Writing)

"Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Journalism, Nothing)

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Bible, Journalism, Opinion)

"As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: People, College, Journalism, Now, Television)

"I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Journalism, Literature, Word, Workers)

"Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Journalism)

"You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism."
- Warren Ellis
(Related: Journalism)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Sound)

"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
(Related: Life, Injury, Journalism)

"A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: Lie, Journalism)

"Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Business, People, Journalism)

"I'd like to get back into journalism. I'm hoping someone will offer me a job as a commentator or one of those political analysts that you see on the news shows all the time."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Time, Job, Journalism, News, Will)

"In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: First, Journalism, Right, Tension)

"Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Journalism, Will)

"The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Work, Journalism, Service, World)

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Journalism, Media, Word)

"Journalism is in fact history on the run."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: History, Fact, Journalism)

"Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

"Journalism as theater is what TV news is."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: Journalism, News, Theater)

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

"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
(Related: First, Journalism, Want, Will)

"All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?"
- Frank Harris
(Related: Age, Christianity, Faults, Journalism)

"The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism and the source of cynicism among American reporters and editors throughout our history."
- Richard Harwood
(Related: History, Nature, American, Cynicism, Editors, Enemy, Idealism, Journalism)

"And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State, ended up in theater and I love to read."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Love, Journalism, State, Theater)

"I expected to go into journalism or law."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Journalism, Law)

"Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it."
- John Hersey
(Related: History, Opportunity, Fiction, Journalism)

"Confrontation is not a dirty word. Sometimes it's the best kind of journalism as long you don't confront people just for the sake of a confrontation."
- Don Hewitt
(Related: People, Journalism, Word)

"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
(Related: Effect, Hate, Journalism, Press, Tradition)

"When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Politics, Journalism)

"Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It's conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one's after."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: People, Internet, Journalism, World)

"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
(Related: American, Journalism)

"Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and to some extent above the people they purport to serve."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Frontline, Journalism, News, Programming, Will)

"There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism, such as comic strips and radio."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Life, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Literary, Profession)

"Screenplays I didn't really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Dreams, Travel, Books, Care, Friends, Journalism, Writer)

"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
(Related: Age, Interest, Journalism, School, Writing)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Press, Writing, Years)

"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
(Related: Expectations, Facts, Journalism, Pressure)

"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
(Related: People, Censorship, Information, Journalism, Question)

"Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Colors, Journalism, Writing)

"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
(Related: Bible, American, Journalism, Literary, Practice, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Age, Journalism)

"The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer's main motivation is to become friends with the band. They're not really journalists; they're people who want to be involved in rock and roll."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Motivation, People, Friends, Journalism, Want, Writer)

"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
(Related: Anticipation, Journalism)

"If we're going to live as we are in a world of supply and demand, then journalists had better find a way to create a demand for good journalism."
- Bill Kovach
(Related: Journalism, World)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Journalism, Philosophy, Wrong)

"I didn't like the competitiveness of big-time journalism."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Journalism)

"I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Time, Work, Life, Job, Journalism, Luck, News, Pretty)

"Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being."
- Howard Kurtz
(Related: Being, Journalism, Reason)

"A museum show is the acid test for photojournalism."
- Richard Lacayo
"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
(Related: People, Journalism, May)

"My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Journalism, Now)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Practice, Questions)

"I'm in the reporting part of journalism."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Journalism)

"I'm not in the judgment part of journalism."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Journalism, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Vocabulary)

"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
(Related: Thought, Journalism)

"A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Life, Journalism, Space, State)

"You find the most important thing that really grabs you, and put it right up top. Don't bury the lead. Put it at the top. Best thing to do. Never go wrong that way. It's an immutable law of journalism. It just always works."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Journalism, Law, Right, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Europe, Journalism, Scandal, Years)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Research)

"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
(Related: Time, Journalism, Posterity, Tradition, Want)

"Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession."
- Henry R. Luce
(Related: Business, Journalism, Profession, Publishing)

"I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
(Related: Journalism, Mail)

"Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Poetry, Feelings, Events, Journalism, World)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Journalism, Man, Wishes)

"Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Journalism, News, Television)

"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
(Related: Internet, Journalism, Plagiarism, states, United, Will)

"I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Thought, Journalism, News, Want)

"I want to go to college to study journalism. I want to speak French fluently, to travel. My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood."
- Mandy Moore
(Related: Mom, Travel, Blood, College, Journalism, Study, Want)

"As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Journalism, Network, World)

"Surely the glory of journalism is its transience."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Glory, Journalism)

"Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand."
- Lord Northcliffe
(Related: Business, Profession)

"I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Evil, Journalism, Saying)

"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
(Related: Journalism, Now)

"Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Politics, Failure, Hope, Ideology, Journalism, Joy)

"The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Science, Journalism, Leaders)

"The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Journalism, Leaders)

"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
(Related: Science, Nature, England, Journalism, Medicine)

"Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing, effectively."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Journalism)

"Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you try to organize something too neatly it usually blows up in your face and doesn't really happen the way you want it to."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Life, Journalism, Want)

"I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Life, People, Progress, Importance, Influence, Journalism, Morals, Profession)

"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
(Related: People, Journalism, Profession, World)

"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
(Related: Time, Truth, Accuracy, Advertising, Country, Difference, Journalism, News)

"I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Opportunity, Journalism, World, Writing)

"The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Courage, Journalism, Popular)

"Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won't get it later on."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Economics, Journalism, Language, Liberal, Literature, Students)

"In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation."
- Anthony Sampson
(Related: America, Conversation, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Art, Journalism)

"If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Insult, Journalism)

"Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Religion, Journalism)

"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
(Related: War, People, Journalism, Nothing, Press, Right, Word, Years)

"What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down - literally or otherwise."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Journalism)

"Memory is the personal journalism of the soul."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Soul, Journalism, Memory)

"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
(Related: Time, Help, Journalism, Tests, Writing, Years)

"I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Community, Journalism, Public, Service)

"I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Job, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Art, Thought, Being, Journalism, Writing)

"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
(Related: Freedom, Journalism, Press, State)

"I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism."
- Maria Shriver
(Related: Politics, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Choices, Journalism, Lying)

"One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage."
- David Simon
(Related: Power, People, Journalism, Now, World)

"See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers."
- John Sladek
(Related: Truth, Answers, Journalism, Research, Writing)

"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
(Related: Thought, Journalism, Now)

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Change, Journalism, World)

"If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s - it was Edward R.Murrow."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Journalism, Talking)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Journalism, Profession)

"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
(Related: Home, Purpose, Day, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Defense, First, Journalism, Military, Reality)

"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
(Related: Time, American, Journalism, Now, Right, Will)

"My favorite thing is still journalism. I'm almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college."
- David Talbot
(Related: Life, College, Favorite, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Journalism, School)

"Journalism is not just a cause, it's also a wacky profession."
- David Talbot
(Related: Cause, Journalism, Profession)

"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
(Related: Hunger, Journalism, News, Provocative, Right)

"After Watergate, which happened when I was in college, I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world. It sounds corny, but to wake the public up, to serve a higher cause."
- David Talbot
(Related: Change, Cause, College, Journalism, Public, World)

"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Business, Men, Money, Heart, Dogs, Journalism, Reason)

"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Truth, People, Journalism, Past, Prison, Today, Years)

"There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it."
- Chuck Todd
(Related: Crime, Journalism)

"Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism."
- Tristan Tzara
(Related: Art, Work, Journalism)

"Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change."
- Andrew Vachss
(Related: Change, Democracy, Force, Journalism)

"I think people should be consumers of journalism."
- Andrew Vachss
(Related: People, Journalism)

"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
(Related: People, Journalism, Protection)

"At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Space)

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Community, Giving, Ignorance, Journalism, Opinions)

"The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Difference, Journalism, Literature)

"In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: America, Journalism, President, Years)

"The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy."
- Juan Williams
(Related: War, Being, Conversation, Country, Importance, Journalism, Needs)

"To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Communication, Conversation, Journalism)

"The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Journalism)

"I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Quality, Drama, Information, Journalism)

"I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English; I've done bits of journalism."
- Michael York
(Related: English, Journalism, Writing)

"Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: People, Journalism, Talk)