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.
Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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.
Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
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.
The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.
Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose... mine!
The tragedy of journalism is that these are people doing their best work.
The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not: World domination.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
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.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
Government without a tough and vibrant media is not an option for the United States of America.
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness.
Good journalism should challenge people, not just mindlessly amuse them.
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.
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.
A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
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