If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.
Did Charity prevail, the press would prove A vehicle of virtue, truth, and love.
Dealing with the media is more difficult that bathing a leper
The press is the enemy.
If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
The penny-papers of New York do more to govern this country than the White House at Washington.
Journalism is always the art of the incomplete. You get bits and pieces.
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information which is how I got a good job in journalism.
Government without a tough and vibrant media is not an option for the United States of America.
The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.
Journalism is organized gossip.
You should never pick up a newspaper when you're feeling good, because every newspaper has a special department, called the Bummer Desk, which is responsible for digging up depressing front-page stories.
Good journalism should challenge people, not just mindlessly amuse them.
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.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job: who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour.
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness.
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