Best Quotes About Journalism

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. -Cyril Connolly

Surely the glory of journalism is its transience. -Malcolm Muggeridge

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. -Oscar Wilde

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

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul. -Richard Schickel

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

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

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

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

A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism. -Fred W. Friendly

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

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 entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism. -Jim Hightower

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. -Oscar Wilde

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

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

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism. -Graham Greene

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

I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism. -Jayson Blair

It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about. -Tom Brokaw

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

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. -Tom Stoppard

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

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

I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism. -Maria Shriver

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine. -Walter Cronkite

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

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

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

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism? -Frank Harris

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

You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism. -Warren Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be. -Christiane Amanpour

And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place. -Christiane Amanpour

And I really believe good journalism is good business. -Christiane Amanpour

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up. -Roger Mudd

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

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

Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing, effectively. -John Pomfret

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English; I've done bits of journalism. -Michael York

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context. -Rowan Williams

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

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

I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism. -Aaron McGruder

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art. -Barry Commoner

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

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

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

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

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 can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you. -Bob Schieffer

I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community. -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 expected to go into journalism or law. -Christie Hefner

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

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

The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know. -Bob Woodward

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

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

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism. -Michael Pollan

I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism. -Daniel Okrent

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

I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail. -Humphrey Lyttelton

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

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

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular. -Geraldo Rivera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. -Kate Adie

If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s – it was Edward R.Murrow. -David Strathairn

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

If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists. -Sydney Schanberg

Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism. -Sydney Schanberg

At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business. -Jim Walton

Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business – which at least does us all some good. -Stephen Fry

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 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

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

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

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 got into journalism because I came of age in the '60s. It just seemed one way for me to get things done. -Joe Klein

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence. -Kingsley Amis

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. -Ellen Goodman

I think people should be consumers of journalism. -Andrew Vachss

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

Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously. -Gerald Clarke

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

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners. -Ken Auletta

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

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

In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation. -Anthony Sampson

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy. -P. J. O'Rourke

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously. -Gerald Clarke

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism. -Tristan Tzara

There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it. -Chuck Todd

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

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

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

We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters. -Walter Isaacson

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

There's not a better job in journalism than the one we have, seriously on '60 Minutes' – not a better job. -Mike Wallace

I was probably a B student in high school, but it wasn't until I got to college that I said, 'Oh! This is what it's all about.' And then I became an A student. I studied journalism in college and that's what really kicked it into high gear for me. -Giuliana Rancic

When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don't see that anymore. -Julie Chen

I got a journalism degree. I started doing journalism – I interned at 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in the 1970s, which probably wasn't the best place for me, and I spent six or nine months freelancing. Anyway, I wasn't that good at it. -Anne M. Mulcahy

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 was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism. -Jenna Bush

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

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

The quality of our journalism will make or break our industry, not the recession. -Rebekah Brooks

In the 1970s, 'The Boys on the Bus' exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. -Michelle Malkin

I understand the difference between journalism and scholarship that comes 20 years later. -David Remnick

The why is what makes journalism an adult game. The why is what makes policy coherent and useful. The why is what transforms bureaucrats and foot soldiers and political leaders into viable instruments of rational and affirmative change. The why is everything and without it, the very suggestion of human progress becomes a cosmic joke. -David Simon

In journalism I can only tell what happened. In fiction, I can show it. -David Frum

I wasn't the kind of kid like Spielberg or Lucas who knew to go to film school. I didn't know at 12 what I was going to do; it took me until I was about 23. I studied journalism in college, but after school, I got a job in public television and I never worked as a journalist for one moment. -Nancy Meyers

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

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've had a lot of fun, and when I talk to kids in journalism schools, I say, look, I know what the journalism teachers tell you that this is a great way to perform public service and all that, but I say the main reason, if you decide what you want to do is be a reporter, the main reason you want to do it is because it's just so much fun. -Bob Schieffer

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

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

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

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

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

After I left high school and got my GED, I studied broadcast journalism for a year at a community college. -Chris Rock

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

In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That's the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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

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 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

Yeah, I think of what I do as a work of journalism. It's more like the op-ed page, though. These are my opinions. My point of view. The opinions are mine and I let you make up your own mind. -Michael Moore

Ultimately journalism has changed… partisanship is very much a part of journalism now. -Leslie Moonves

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

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

I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources. -Dan Rather

Ratings don't last. Good journalism does. -Dan Rather

A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth – having an object outside of our personal point of view. -Nate Silver

There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance. -Russell Baker

Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism. -Russell Baker

Serious journalism need not be solemn. -Russell Baker

A career in journalism suddenly lost its appeal. -Andy Grove

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

You are being hit with tabloid-journalism bi-lines of what you are doing because you have suddenly become a star. -Miranda Otto

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

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

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

I mean, journalism is very detailed… you try to get down in the weeds and sort out exactly what happened. And I don't think that a feature film is really a place where that happens. -Mark Boal

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

I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world. -Diane Lane

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

I think newspapers shouldn't try to compete directly with the Web, and should do what they can do better, which may be long-form journalism and using photos and art, and making connections with large-form graphics and really enhancing the tactile experience of paper. -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

Joe Klein is the flower of American political journalism, a sharp raconteur who shows traces of the gonzo style that was in vogue when he was honing his craft at Rolling Stone back in the day. -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

People ask whether I put the politics first, journalism first or the comedy first; it doesn't really matter. I'm just playing with the cards that I have been dealt because I really love doing what I do. -Mark Thomas

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

I realize that I had the best of serious picture journalism. -Eve Arnold

I realise that I had the best of serious picture journalism. There was an innocence in our approach, especially in the 1950s and 1960s when we naively believed that by holding a mirror up to the world we could help – no matter how little – to make people aware of the human condition. -Eve Arnold

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

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

Fiction just has a lot more room for ambivalence and internal conflict, contradiction, and for me that sums up so much of what people felt after 9/11 – confusion even. And I think that's hard to capture in journalism. -Amy Waldman

After the fall of the Soviet Union, if you start the clock, then 47 journalists, reporters, cameramen, photographers have been killed in Russia since the fall of communism. That makes it the third most deadly country on Earth to practice journalism. That's not a record to be proud of. -Daniel Silva

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

I went into broadcast journalism. I loved every class I took, I just got anxious because I came to the realization that you're groomed in high school to get good SAT scores to get into a good college or else you're done for. -Chace Crawford

I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars. -Mary Ellen Mark

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 know the difference between journalism and a slogan. -Aaron Brown

Look, everybody in journalism has a reputation of sorts. -Bernard Goldberg

I wrote about four novels before I wrote a word of journalism. -Francine Prose

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

The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game. -Gary Ackerman

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

And I've been incredibly lucky to have a long career in journalism that has given me a front-row seat to some of the most important moments in modern American political life. -Judy Woodruff

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

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

There are many roads to journalism. My feeling is that your best bet in college is to study the subjects you will want to write about, whether politics, the environment or the law. -Serge Schmemann

I think there's always satisfaction that comes from digging in and telling a story and being on the front line and writing about it. I think there's a venue available if you look. Even print journalism is in good shape in areas. -Cameron Crowe

Well, to be honest I think I tell less truth when I write journalism than when I write fiction. -Julian Barnes

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. -Carl Bernstein

I'd gotten myself into a kind of journalism that wasn't really compatible with rearing an infant. I'd been a foreign correspondent for a long time and had this subspecialty in covering catastrophes. It had spoiled me a little because you have a tremendous amount of autonomy, and I couldn't really see being an editor in an office. -Geraldine Brooks

I spend time in the classroom. I think more of them aren't political science than are political science. I particularly like talking to journalism students. -Jim Edgar

You're required to be outspoken in journalism, and in television you're exposed anyway, because everyone watches it. -Peaches Geldof

I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at 'In These Times', and it's in my blood. -Chris Hayes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences. -Katherine Boo

Long before the arrival of reality TV – before speed cameras, before recording angels on buses and lampposts – I felt I was living in a country that already knew how to watch itself. It was journalism that held the responsibility for seeing who we were and noticing what we did. -Andrew O'Hagan

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

I hope to keep writing journalism as long as I write fiction; it's afforded me such amazing adventures and opportunities. It does take a lot of time, so it's hard to do both at once, but I try to do a big journalism piece every couple of years, and I'll hopefully continue with that. -Jennifer Egan

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

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

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

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 started in business journalism from the outside, so when I started writing about markets and business, I was struck by the fact that markets seemed to work well even though people are often irrational, lack good information and are not perfect in the way they think about decisions. -James Surowiecki

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

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 never did any training in journalism or in finance, so I really was in the deep end. I got very good at going to press conferences and nodding. I'd figure it out when I got back to the office. Charts and numbers. I've never been great with facts, ever, my whole life. For a journalist, that's not a very good trait. -Sophie Kinsella

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

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

The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers. -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

I'm always very careful to make the distinction between music criticism and music journalism. A lot of people don't. But criticism doesn't require reporting. You can write criticism at home in your underwear. On the other hand, journalism takes legwork – you have to get out there and see things and talk to people. -Michael Azerrad

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

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

There's that old journalism rule that sunshine is the great disinfectant – which is how reporters bust their way into meetings and such all the time. In sports, I really think winning is the great disinfectant. -J. R. Moehringer

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 got into journalism not to be a journalist but to try to change American foreign policy. I'm a corny person. I was a dreamer predating my journalistic life, so I got into journalism as a means to try to change the world. -Samantha Power

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

I am suspicious of writers who go looking for issues to address. Writers are neither preachers nor journalists. Journalists know much more than most writers about what's going on in the world. And if you want to change things, you do journalism. -A. S. Byatt

America is strong because its journalism is strong. That's how democracies work. They're only as good as the quality of the information that the public possesses. And that is where we come in. -Scott Pelley

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

The quality of life in America is dependent on the quality of the journalism. Most people don't realize that, but if you think about it, journalism is one of the pillars on which our society is perched. -Scott Pelley

You can construct whatever story you want to. Documentaries are constructions, as is all journalism. -Tim Hetherington

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

Andy Stasiuk was a newsman of the old school of front-page journalism – tough, knowledgeable, cynical, single-minded and fun. He covered the news as a happy warrior in an era of cutthroat editorial competition. -Donald Newhouse

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

My background is economics and maths. I think one of the reasons I studied humanities at all, or even went into journalism, is because, like, science and maths wasn't cool in England when I was growing up. No one ever talked to the engineering students at Oxford. -Nick Denton

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

We believe that the best Web content optimization strategy is something as old as journalism itself: the shocking truth and the authentic opinion. -Nick Denton

I want to institutionalise and automate chequebook journalism. -Nick Denton

The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news? -Nathan Myhrvold

In order to have quality journalism you need to have a good income stream, and no Internet model has produced a way of generating income that would pay for good-quality investigative journalism. -Bill Bryson

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

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

Our content carries the Forbes name, and our whole mantra is to put authoritative journalism at the center of the social media experience. -Michael Perlis

Profiles aren't journalism. -Fred Wilson

If you aren't just brought up in your tribe but interact with other people either directly or vicariously, through journalism and literature, you see what life is like from other points of view and are less likely to demonize them or dehumanize others and more likely to empathize with them. -Steven Pinker

I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. -Steven Pinker

I don't believe that there's such a thing as objectivity in much of journalism, but I think there is a serious effort to and a regard for facts and into taking that stuff seriously is very important to the public discourse and it's very important to democracy. -Jann Wenner

Whether it's long-form journalism or investigative journalism, it's no fun to just be the guy diagnosing the problem. -Clay Shirky

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

I find having a column a very difficult form of journalism. I'm not a natural like Tom Friedman and Anna Quindlen. -Maureen Dowd

I feel very blessed to have four brothers. My brothers always say, 'Oh, you know, we prepared you for the world of journalism. We prepared you for Arnold. We prepared you for everything.' And in a way they're right. Because you know, they take no prisoners. They were very tough. -Maria Shriver

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

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

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

I've always been kind of a mutt creatively. I started off in journalism, and I've actually done more police and procedural shows than I've ever done science fiction shows. I was on 'Murder She Wrote,' I was on 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' I was on 'Jake and the Fat Man.' -J. Michael Straczynski

My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism – certainly not politics. -Benazir Bhutto

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

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

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

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

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 was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it. -Ed Asner

I thought journalism would enable me to be a mile wide and an inch deep. -Matt Ridley

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

It's like I say to young people who ask me about going into journalism: If you want to be loved, don't go into this business. -Helen Thomas

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

I studied journalism at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. I did my graduate work at Emerson in Boston, and I was actually a reporter for a year in New York and New Jersey. It dawned on me that I wasn't cut out for that line of work. I mean… there's a certain thing that really good reports have that I just didn't. -Nolan North

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've still got lots of writing in me. I have not left journalism, but I put it on hold to focus on acting. I love actors. I think it's a crazy thing to do with your life, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for them. -Liane Balaban

A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it. -Neil Gaiman

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 have problems with a lot of photography, particularly street photography and photojournalism – objectifying the other, finding the contempt and exoticism that you might feel within yourself or toward yourself and projecting it out to others. There can be an abusive power to photography, too. -Barbara Kruger

Documentaries are a form of journalism. -Michael Moore

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

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

The focus of entertainment is taking away from what the public needs as news. I think investigative journalism will always be important and always find its way, be it on the Internet or wherever. -Robert Redford

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

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

I think that more diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence in journalism is a beneficial change in the American media landscape. -Al Gore

The methodologies of examining hip hop are borrowed from sociology, politics, religion, economics, urban studies, journalism, communications theory, American studies, transatlantic studies, black studies, history, musicology, comparative literature, English, linguistics, and other disciplines. -Michael Eric Dyson

As much as the Pulitzer is the hallmark of journalism, I think what I love the most is when somebody says they took my column and it's in their wallet. I have had people open their wallet and show me a corner of a column. -Regina Brett

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 don't think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It's lonely out here. -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

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

What happens is I speak to people outside of my circle of friends and they have already formed an opinion of me based on the things that people have written. That is the effect of journalism on my life, and sometimes it isn't very pleasant. -Robbie Williams

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

Everything has added up to a load that I'm getting tired of carrying. It's gotten so complicated. It's the three failed marriages, and having kids that grew up without me, and it's the personal criticism, of being Mr. Nice Guy, or of divorcing my wife by fax, all that stuff, the journalism, some of which I find insulting. -Phil Collins

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

I had the most incredible English and literature teachers in school, and it really influenced my love of storytelling. It's what made me excited to study journalism in college. I love editorials and documentaries. All of that came from being given the opportunity to lose myself in good writing when I was a kid. -Sophia Bush

If I wasn't an actor, I'd probably be working in journalism. -Sophia Bush

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

To change the media, you're gonna have to totally throw out every journalism school and get rid of everybody in every newsroom, and then you're gonna have to change the grade school and middle school and high school curriculum. -Rush Limbaugh

From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there. -Isabel Allende

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 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

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 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

Journalism makes you think fast. You have to speak to people in all walks of life. Especially local journalism. -Terry Pratchett

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

I grew up a child of Watergate. It gave me a good dose of skepticism about authority. One of my favorite movies is 'All the President's Men.' Woodward and Bernstein, those guys were my heroes. I have a degree in journalism. -Chris Carter

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

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

The Guardian's 'Word of Mouth' blog bridges the gap between blogging and serious food journalism. -Yotam Ottolenghi

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

Before journalism, I had worked doing medical aid work in conflict zones. Then, as a journalist, I had written about hospitals in war zones. -Sheri Fink

I'm really interested in fashion journalism. -Mark Indelicato

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

It is true that the Internet can be used to disseminate falsehoods quickly, but it just as quickly roots them out and exposes them in a way that the traditional model of journalism and its closed, insular, one-way form of communication could never do. -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

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

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

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

More and more, journalism seems to have hopped out of Truth's pocket and crept into another. -Henry Rollins

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

If there are three words that need to be used more in American journalism, commentary, politics, personal life… it's the magic words 'I don't know.' -P. J. O'Rourke

No industry in living memory has collapsed faster than daily print journalism. -P. J. O'Rourke

Some taxpayers may object to a print journalism bailout on the grounds that it mostly benefits the liberal elite. And we can't blame taxpayers for being reluctant to subsidize the reportorial careers of J-school twerps who should have joined the Peace Corps and gone to Africa to 'speak truth to power' to Robert Mugabe. -P. J. O'Rourke

Documentaries can embrace contradictions in a way that journalism can't. -Alex Gibney

I think the future of journalism is going to be a battle between caution and recklessness. And I think a little bit of recklessness is a good thing, as some of the WikiLeaks cables proved. -Alex Gibney

There is a tradition that sees journalism as the dark side of literature, with book writing at its zenith. I don't agree. I think that all written work constitutes literature, even graffiti. -Eduardo Galeano

I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world. -Eduardo Galeano

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

When you do a piece of journalism, you may have to cut away 95 percent of what you are experiencing. -Leslie Cockburn

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

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

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

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

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

I try very hard to maintain the confidence of my sources by speaking candidly with them, honoring agreements about the use of our conversation, and practicing journalism in an honest and straightforward way. -John Harwood

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

I think journalism is important. -Tom Stoppard

I have always been of the opinion that the right kind of journalism is a critical part of our democracy. -Pierre Omidyar

Some people call it the 'Al Jazeera spirit' – courage, re-thinking authority, giving a voice to the voiceless. We have never been favored by the authority. The human being is the center of our editorial policy. We are not a TV station that rushes after stars, big names, press conferences, hand-shake journalism. -Wadah Khanfar

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

Everybody is an expert on one thing – that's what I learned in my high school journalism class – and that's, of course, his own life. And everybody deserves to live and have his story told. And if it doesn't seem like an interesting story, then that's the failure of the listener, or the journalist who retells it badly. -William T. Vollmann

I love great journalism. I appreciate it. I love a good, you know, I love good news stories. I love great books. I love great articles. I appreciate them so much, and they've been part of my education as a woman. -Angelina Jolie

Stories, as we're taught in journalism school early on, are told through people. Those stories make our documentaries powerful. You can explore someone's culture, you can explore their experience, you can explore an issue through human beings who are going through it. -Soledad O'Brien

I don't think journalism changes. It's about digging into stories and telling them well. The basic tenets of great reporting stay the same while things around it change. Technology has made reporting easier, but it has also caused job loss. Social media has increased discussion around topics, but it has its own challenges at times. -Soledad O'Brien

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

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 do not subscribe to the advocacy journalism school. It's not who I am and not who CNN wants me to be. -John King

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

The fundamentals of what journalism is about don't necessarily change. What will change is the delivery of news. -Stephen Kinzer

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

I've taken the love of fashion from my mother, and journalism from my father. -Natalie Massenet

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

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

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

I think everyone has their own style in journalism. Look, I'm a girl from the South! Sometimes I laugh. Someone can pejoratively call it giggling. But if you look at the body of my work, I ask lots of hard questions and break a lot of hard news. -Sarah Lacy

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

I am a huge fan of using social media to connect with people because I think there was this 'ivory tower' aspect of journalism where people might read a byline for years but have no idea about the person who was behind it and never get to communicate with them or ask them a question. -Sarah Lacy

I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice. -Ellen Goodman

'Ugly Betty' has opened my eyes to the world of fashion journalism – I'm looking forward to going to college for that. Until then, I don't know. Will I appear on 'Glee?' -Mark Indelicato

A high-powered, successful woman doesn't necessarily have the same support behind her that a man in that position would. Plus, she's expected to be a domestic goddess, as well as the best wife, mother, friend, and lover. But it's not just in politics: you see it in acting, too, and in journalism. -Raquel Cassidy

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

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

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 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

I am thrilled to share the news that Andrew Sullivan is bringing his trailblazing journalism to 'The Daily Beast.' -Tina Brown

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

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

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

The ethics of journalism are one thing. Another thing is the ethics of business. -Adam Michnik

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 think the most important thing journalism taught me is to mine for details. The details are key. You can't try to be funny or strange or poignant; you have to let the details be funny or strange or poignant for you. -Karen Abbott

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

Generally the aesthetics of broadcast journalism seem to me to be incredibly primitive. -Ira Glass

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

My mother sent me to speech classes, but the other kids still teased me. I was shy. I stooped. Instead of talking, I kept journals. That's where my love of words comes from. I majored in journalism. -Colman Domingo

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

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

Journalism is being pushed into a space where I don't think it should ever go, where it's trying to support the monetization model of the Web by driving page views. So what you have is a drop-off of long-form journalism, because long-form pieces are harder to monetize. -Mike McCue

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'm focused on getting to a place where we can prove that journalism can make good money on the web. -Kara Swisher

People are worried about what's going to happen to journalism – and they should be. Every day, the blogosphere is getting better and print media is getting worse; you have to be an idiot not to see that. -Kara Swisher

It's the nature of journalism to need to be close to your subjects. And either you're able to be tough on them, which a lot of us are, or you get in bed with them, and some people do. -Kara Swisher

As an undergraduate at Amherst College, I was devoted to Dickensian novels and antiestablishment journalism while marginally fulfilling premedical requirements. -Harold E. Varmus

That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored… Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran? -Abdolkarim Soroush

I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising. -Michael Hastings

You basically have to be willing to devote your life to journalism if you want to break in. Treat it like it's medical school or law school. -Michael Hastings

I think if you look at the failure of journalism in the modern age, then I don't want to be called a journalist. -Shane Smith

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

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

There are a lot of really good skills you get from doing journalism – it completely changed my world and how I interact with other people. -Benjamin Booker

History, like journalism, is ever a journey outwards, and you must report back what you find and no more. -Richard Flanagan

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

When Arianna Huffington founded 'The Huffington Post' in 2005, a whole new era of journalism began. -Hubert Burda

What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of cliches. I'm a realist. -Gore Vidal

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

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

I lived and grew up in the black and white period of photojournalism. -Rene Burri

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

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

Just as there are moments when the words flow and it feels like the easiest job in the world, there are many more when I think I have nothing to say, and my journalism training taught me that writing is a job, that you write whether you are inspired or not, and that the only way to unlock creativity is to write through it. -Jane Green

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

Probably the biggest influence on my career was the late John Hersey, who, while he was at 'The New Yorker,' wrote one of the masterpieces of narrative non-fiction, 'Hiroshima.' Hersey was a teacher of mine at Yale, and a friend. He got me to see the possibility of journalism not just as a business but as an art form. -Hampton Sides

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 believe journalism or news will migrate to the online medium. -Raghav Bahl

I got rejected from journalism school! -Lynsey Addario

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

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

Look at the news stand, you know? I mean, it's a cacophony of famous people or people who want to be famous with blurbs all around it, and it's supposed to be, you know, that's supposed to be creativity in journalism. My God, it's unbelievable. It's shocking. -George Lois

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

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

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

I don't think there's any reason in journalism not to approach stories we cover with humility, empathy, compassion, and intellectual openness. I mean, I think those are just important human traits. I don't think that precludes scrutiny, negativity, where it's appropriate. -David Gregory

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

At Grozny TV, the line between journalism and government propaganda is traversed as often as a Manhattan crosswalk. -Anthony Marra

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

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

Kathy Dewar, my high-school English teacher, introduced me to journalism. From the moment I wrote my first article for the student paper, I convinced myself that having my name in print – writing in English, interviewing Americans – validated my presence here. -Jose Antonio Vargas

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

One of the biggest complaints readers have about my work is that I don't tell them often enough what they can do. I do think this is an area where journalism sometimes falls short. We describe a really grim situation but don't really explain to people what they can do about it. -Nicholas Kristof

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

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

I used to enjoy reading true crime, but I've discovered that I don't have the journalism nose for blood. -Kathryn Harrison

My dad founded the 'Rancho Santa Fe Times' and won a lot of journalism awards. -Chris Hillman

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

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 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

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'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science – and then learn to write. -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

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

In journalism, as in politics, other people's lives are a currency to be bartered on behalf of notoriety and influence. -Steve Erickson

There's an old saw about journalism that the more you know about a subject, the less sense reporting about it makes. -Jonathan Galassi

It turned out I really didn't like journalism. I wanted to make up stories, not cover real events. -Tawni O'Dell

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

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

The journalism, I was a financial journalist – it's very good training as a writer. You have to write for deadlines; you have a certain economy of phrasing. As a training ground as a writer, it's fantastic. I also think it teaches you to be observant, to listen to people, and gives you an ear of dialogue from doing interviews. -Paula Hawkins

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

I started attending community college when I was 14 or 15, just doing general education stuff like history and mathematics. Then I went on to California State University Long Beach to pursue a degree in journalism. And then I ended up dropping out to found Oculus. -Palmer Luckey

Men have the power in everything: journalism, acting, direction; in banks, finances, schools. All the laws are made by men. Men think that women, when they're not able to procreate any more, become old. That is not true – they are still amazing! -Monica Bellucci

Great journalism will always attract readers. The words, pictures and graphics that are the stuff of journalism have to be brilliantly packaged; they must feed the mind and move the heart. -Rupert Murdoch

Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement – whether it's technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine. -Marv Levy

The passion and knowledge of journalism as storytelling is incredibly infectious. -Tom McCarthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery. -Morley Safer

I like to say that journalism is the graduate school from which you never graduate. -Pete Hamill

The blogosphere might be very useful as propaganda or as therapy. But it's not journalism. -Pete Hamill

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

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

Pandering to the scandal hungry public is a total lack of responsible journalism. -Dick Van Dyke

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

I grew up on Long Island, and from as early as I can remember, as far back as first grade, I had two real passions – one of them was putting on plays, and the other was journalism. I was directing plays and editing school papers from first grade on, all the way through college. -R. J. Cutler

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 will not subject my wife, family or friends to the sadistic vitriol of yellow journalism. I will not dignify such journalism with a reply or an answer. I never will. -Dick Morris

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

I've always wanted to be in journalism. I even started a course at Loughborough doing media studies. I like all sports, and I am keen on writing. But I thought that while I was still young, I ought to make a real go of it at badminton. So I have put all my focus on playing sport instead of writing about it. -Rajiv Ouseph

If I'd had the chance, I'd like to have completed my degree before going full-time, and sports journalism was something that always interested me. Dad used to buy a paper, and I always turned straight to the sports pages. -Rajiv Ouseph

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

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

Art is not journalism. In art, you don't make it to convey a message. -Pawel Pawlikowski

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

I don't want to see the end of popular print journalism. -Hugh Grant

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

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

In this age of specialization, I sometimes think of myself as the last 'generalist' in economics, with interests that range from mathematical economics down to current financial journalism. My real interests are research and teaching. -Paul Samuelson

The art of the three-minute song is more like journalism than writing a big 400-page book. You want to be brief, you want to make sense right yen and there. And sometimes that takes a bit of work. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

I always like to have a buffer between me and journalism in general. Not just a reporter, but journalism. -T. J. Miller

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

I actually have great respect for the professionals on both sides, journalism designers in the fashion industry, and I wanted to make a movie that celebrated what they did as much as poke fun at the challenges of their lives. -David Frankel

Tests conducted before I graduated predicted a future for me in journalism, forestry, or the teaching of music; persons who know me well could recognize some truth in those seemingly errant prognoses. -J. Michael Bishop

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 got 'The Red White and Blue' out of journalism. It puts you in touch with the world. -John Gregory Dunne

Seymour Hersh is one of the giants of investigative journalism. -Peter Bergen

As I occasionally survey the pack of sycophantic shih tzus in the Washington press corps, wriggling on their bellies to kiss the feet of those in power, I feel plumb discouraged about the future of journalism. -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

You do not need to go to journalism school if you want to work in the fashion industry. I think high schools condition you to think this way: If you want to be a fashion editor, go to fashion school. If you want to be a writer, you should study journalism. I think that the best school in life is experience. -Eva Chen

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

While the rest of the cable news world moved to opinion, CNN allowed me to stay true to my hard-news roots and supported me with a true commitment to old-school journalism. -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 enjoy journalism; anybody does. You see the results immediately; you've got an immediate audience instead of having to wait for your audience as you do if you're writing a book, and you get a bit of money coming in, and you can see more clearly how you're paying the bills. But it's not a good position for the serious novelist to be in. -Anthony Burgess

I had sort of given up on conventional journalism. I found it far too restrictive. -Molly Ivins

I had discovered journalism to be my life's ambition. -Walter Cronkite

Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions. -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

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

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

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 left the music business and became a conflict journalist. The conflict journalism started for me in the Gulf and the oil spill. When Skynyrd needed a new bass player, they knew me from the Black Crowes. -Johnny Colt

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 felt the call to this industry because I enjoy broadcast journalism. I'm steeped in the news because I enjoy the news – I like reading papers; I like reading the blogs. I love talking to newsmakers and pundits, for that matter, about their opinions. I'm an information gatherer by nature, so that's what attracted me about this industry. -Megyn Kelly

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

There's so much information and journalism on television. We have too much to absorb. -Mark Frost

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

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

I've always had an interest in broadcast journalism and the law. So it's nice that I can combine the two. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

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

Here's what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play. -Frank Ocean

I see myself working in the tradition of sociology and journalism that tries to bear witness to poverty. -Matthew Desmond

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

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

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

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

I don't think it is just in the world of politics. The lack of civility in society as a whole, some of it, I believe, is very much fueled by social media and frankly, it's fueled by the fact that journalism is not journalism any more. -Karen Handel

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

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

I think the era of access journalism as we've known it is over. -Jeff Zucker

I didn't go into journalism thinking it would solidify my identity. I did it because I needed to make a living, and I was proficient in writing. But in becoming a journalist, I learned about other people who felt like they were on the edges of American mainstream life. -Alex Tizon

I figured I was going to apply to one journalism school and let fate take a hand. -Erik Larson

It tends to be overlooked that many people are indirectly affected by thoughtless and cruel journalism. -Diana Rigg

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

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

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

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

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

Very quickly, I discovered I did not have what it takes to be a good crime reporter: I was too unassertive and a little bit wimpy. It was very clear that was not what I was going to do, but I loved journalism, and I'm the daughter of a film professor, and my mom taught reading. -Gillian Flynn

I think yellow journalism is something that appears everywhere, in the underdeveloped and developed worlds alike. -Mario Vargas Llosa

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

I always wanted to be on the radio. But my background is more entertainment than journalism. -Alan Colmes

Fiction writing and journalism, in my experience, are really excellent training grounds for each other. -Monica Hesse

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

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

I think what's happening with book advances is something that most of the world just doesn't fully appreciate, especially when it comes to nonfiction, because writing a book of investigative journalism is an expensive endeavor, and the system works best if you have publishers making bets on authors. -Franklin Foer

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

AIM started in 1997, and I remember when I started using it in earnest, in 1999, when I joined TheStreet.com 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

My first job was as a groundskeeper at the local ballpark in the town where I grew up. There was a lot of down time, and I got to drive tractor, so it was pretty good gig. I've also taught creative writing, dabbled in reviewing and journalism, and toiled as a screenwriter. -Owen King

Every writer dreams of having the ability to hold forth for 8,000 words and pull all these different forms together: history, reportage, journalism. That was all I really wanted, and 'The Atlantic' was my first high-profile opportunity. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

That's what I like most about writing fiction over journalism: the easy metaphors! -Michael Connelly

I've been able to write at least one book a year for 20 years, and I don't think I would've had that kind of drive if I hadn't come out of the journalism business. -Michael Connelly

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

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 am a big believer in the power of journalism; it's a heroic pursuit. -Morgan Neville

I studied journalism, though I never really became a scribe. -Nithya Menen

I wanted to do journalism, as I was an idealist. Then, in my second year of journalism, I realized that in real life, things don't work the way you expect them to. I realized that I could express my ideas better through films. -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

All of us just go to college and waste our time and to pass our exams. So just learning journalism does not mean I'm good at it or any of the journalists are, either. There is no difference; it's just class, and it's just college. -Nithya Menen

Fiction is my deepest love, but I love journalism, too. It keeps me thinking vigorously, and it reminds me that there is a world out there. -Jennifer Egan

People often talk about parachute journalism, but one of the skills that you get when you are a correspondent is the ability to look at facts fast and work out what the story is. -Richard Quest

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

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

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

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

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

We need ethical journalism. There is also capacity limitations in journalism. -Hailemariam Desalegn

I have a degree in journalism, which is something that I make very clear very frequently just so people are aware of it. I went to school to write… Editorial integrity is very important to me. -Leandra Medine

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

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

Fake news is cheap to produce. Genuine journalism is expensive. -Toomas Hendrik Ilves

The remarkable thing about 9/11 was that journalism pretty much put down its badges. People didn't worry about reacting as human beings. People who weren't reporters reported. David Letterman was sort of a brilliant reporter for a second – but it was a way nobody had ever covered a story. They just presented what was inside themselves. -James L. Brooks

I'm a journalism junkie. -James L. Brooks

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

Though I work in broadcasting and host a daily radio show, I got my start in print journalism. -Dana Loesch

I did photography in summer camp; I did it in high school. The only hard decision I've had to make was whether to go towards photo or film. And I ultimately realized that the type of photo I was interested in was actually photojournalism. And it's a very individualist career, whereas film is a very team-driven medium. So that's why I chose film. -Rachel Morrison

When I was studying photography, I became interested in conflict photojournalism, and that got me interested in lighting. Then I realized there was this amazing thing called cinematography where you could kind of tell more complete stories photographing for film. So I ended up going to AFI grad school for that. -Rachel Morrison

I'm either proud or embarrassed to say that I never took a journalism class in my life. -Jonathan Miles

One of sports journalism's great ironies is that covering an Olympics can be wildly unhealthy. NBC shows athletes in peak health performing on the ice and snow, but not the haggard reporters subsisting for three weeks on stadium starches, cheap beer, deadlines, and little sleep. -Mary Pilon

It was this fascination with hidden lives, I suspect, that led me to journalism; seeking to uncover the truth about people became a job. -Fiona Barton

I am someone who tunes into more ethical journalism, and I'm not someone who dwells a lot on the negative, so I think I'd rather focus on the positive and forge ahead. -Terri Irwin

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

There's a broad range of fashion: knitwear, textiles, journalism. -Louise Wilson

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

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

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

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

'Guardian' journalism itself will remain what it has always been: thoughtful, progressive, fiercely independent and challenging, and also witty, stylish, and fun. -Katharine Viner

The 'Guardian''s unique ownership structure safeguards our editorial independence from commercial or political interference and means we can reinvest any money we receive into this journalism that matters so much. -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

The resignation of the British home secretary, Amber Rudd, over the Windrush scandal marks an important moment for independent, investigative journalism, demonstrating how it can hold power to account in order unequivocally to change people's lives for the better. -Katharine Viner

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

If you're in journalism, the U.S. – and New York City in particular – is an exciting place to work. -Joanna Coles

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

Whenever journalism students ask me what they should be doing, I say that if you're on social media, you should be following a ton of people that you don't necessarily agree with just to get their perspectives. -Jake Tapper

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

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

When it was time to go to college, I was going to apply to Boston University for journalism, and dad said, 'Why not apply to NYU film school, because you love telling stories and taking pictures?' And I thought, 'Oh, I can do that for a job? Cool!' -Reed Morano

When I was in college, I walked by the journalism school every day on my way to my own classes, and that's the closest I've come to having any sort of journalism background. -Wyatt Cenac

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

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

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

I suppose making documentaries is like doing journalism on film. -Kevin Macdonald

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

Hindi writing, as well as Hindi journalism, is a great gift to Indian writing. -Amitava Kumar

My own personal conviction is that if I were writing without thinking about how images or how journalism is creating a world for us, I would not be happy about it. -Amitava Kumar

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

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 thought I was going to be a professor; then I ran screaming from there into magazine journalism. -Courtney A. Kemp

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

I really thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but then I had an epiphany when I was in law school and dropped out. I'd always been a journalism junkie, but I'd never had confidence to think that I could actually edit or write the stories. -Jodi Kantor

The most profound lessons about journalism I've learned have been taught to me by the people I've covered. -Jodi Kantor

I went to journalism school, so sometimes writing the script of 'Being Mary Jane' is me putting my journalism hat on. -Mara Brock Akil

If we don't give the authors of music, film, literature, and journalism a way to control the distribution of their goods, the quality of all of these creative efforts will decline. -Glenn Kelman

I am a writer who happens to use some tools of journalism. -Svetlana Alexievich

I was always meant to study the humanities; I was no good at math or sciences. When it came time for me to work, it was Soviet times, and journalism wasn't that free or interesting of a space. There was a lot of censorship; it was difficult. -Svetlana Alexievich

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

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 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

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

I was going to college for broadcast journalism because I knew whatever career path I would take, I knew I wanted to be talking to as many people as possible and inspiring as many people as possible, particularly girls. When I was in college, I was like, 'I know I'm going to be on camera a lot when I'm older if I fall into my dream job.' -Eva Gutowski

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

There is a lurking sense that there is a kind of seedy corruption underlying a lot of public life today. But while journalism does a very good job of describing that corruption, it is failing to bring it into a bigger focus. To explain what it is all about. -Adam Curtis

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

I broadcast games. I think there is a huge difference between print journalism and broadcasting. I don't have to say, 'sources close to LeBron James,' five times a game. I can just put my name to it. I say what I believe. It doesn't mean it's right. It's what I believe. -Jeff Van Gundy

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

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

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

I don't really trust politicians, and our job is to call them out. It's old-school journalism. -Cenk Uygur

When's the last time CNN broke an important story or really made the government angry? I literally can't remember. That's because they're built to be inoffensive. They do the opposite of watchdog journalism. They simply pass on the government's message to their audience. -Cenk Uygur

I don't think much of the journalism that I see. -Seymour Hersh

I have this sort of heuristic view that journalism, we possibly offer hope because the world is clearly run by total nincompoops more than ever… Not that journalism is always wonderful – it's not – but at least we offer some way out, some integrity. -Seymour Hersh

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 went to Indiana University for college for a couple of years, where I double majored in dance and journalism, and after my sophomore year there, I went to the San Francisco Ballet school for the summer, but then they offered me a scholarship to stay for the year. -Amanda Schull

I did my BMS from Bhavan's College in Mumbai and a post-graduate diploma in journalism and mass communication. -Kirti Kulhari

My wife herself had an upbringing where she wasn't allowed to pursue what she wanted to do because of her parents. She wanted to go into photography and journalism, but because classes ran so late, she had to be home at a certain time. We don't want that for our daughter. -Mustafa Ali

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

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

If I weren't acting, I'd study journalism because I love to write. -Danielle Campbell

What we want is responsible journalism. We want to avoid bigotry. -Mehdi Hasan

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

The point of journalism is to hold people in positions of power accountable. -Ana Kasparian

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

I was a journalism major in college, went to law school, and became a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. I loved it and was with the Department of Justice for years. -Sunny Hostin

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

We are inflicting opinion in our newscasts like never before. That was never done and never taught in our journalism classes. -Ainsley Earhardt

If you look at photojournalism, it's largely driven by current events… always chasing a crisis or disaster. I follow a narrative that is much looser than current events. -Edward Burtynsky

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

There's a great deal of enthusiasm about quality, serious journalism. And some of it relates to personalities because it's people who do the news. But I think it reflects a real desire for facts, real news and reporting. -Ari Melber

I'm not someone who from a young age imagined myself being a writer or had dreams of being a novelist or anything like that, but I was always very driven by ideas and by values, and that is the reason I got into journalism. -Bari Weiss

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

Do you have a year to tell you what I have been through as a woman working in journalism? I went through hell. A lot of discrimination, everything you can think of. -Connie Chung

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

Covering Capitol Hill was my first assignment in political journalism, and I still think it is the best beat in Washington. -Kasie Hunt

There are a lot of opportunities in journalism that are like that, where if you have good ideas and really care about something, and you persist, you can get them. Show up in person. Write that extra email. It goes much farther than people realize. -Kasie Hunt

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

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