Best Quotes About News

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. -David Brinkley

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. -Jerry Seinfeld

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. -Arthur Miller

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. -A. J. Liebling

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. -Bertolt Brecht

I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times. -Will Rogers

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. -Gore Vidal

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. -Thomas Jefferson

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

No news at 4:30 a.m. is good. -Lady Bird Johnson

The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on. -Harry S Truman

The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off. -Bob Hope

Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk. -Fran Lebowitz

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. -H. L. Mencken

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. -Norman Mailer

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht

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

It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic. -Alexander Hamilton

There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den. -Morris Hite

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. -Henry Ward Beecher

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. -Thomas Jefferson

There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare. -Finley Peter Dunne

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. -Henry Fielding

Literature is news that stays news. -Ezra Pound

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. -Jim Bishop

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. -Hugo Black

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do. -Hugo Black

I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines. -Jimmy Breslin

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me. -Jimmy Breslin

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest. -Jimmy Breslin

The newspaper fits the reader's program while the listener must fit the broadcaster's program. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest. -Pat Buchanan

News, news, news – that is what we want. You cannot beat news in a newspaper. -Arthur Christiansen

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. -Bob Considine

Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day – 23 minutes – and that's supposed to be enough. -Walter Cronkite

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly. -Mario Cuomo

All news is an exaggeration of life. -Daniel Schorr

If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty. -Thomas Griffith

Journalism as theater is what TV news is. -Thomas Griffith

What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time. -John Gunther

You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it. -Larry Speakes

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

The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. -Herbert Bayard Swope

The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. -Herbert Bayard Swope

American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution. -Evan Thomas

I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money. -Roy Thomson

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world. -Robert MacNeil

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. -Henri Matisse

I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read. -Richard M. Nixon

Let's give the conventions back to the politicians. If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours. -Don Hewitt

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30. -Groucho Marx

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. -Wendell Phillips

Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion. -Jeremy Taylor

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it. -Andre Maurois

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. -A. C. Benson

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. -Charles Revson

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? -W. Somerset Maugham

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! -Anne Frank

The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it. -Fred W. Friendly

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news. -Peter McWilliams

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid. -James D. Watson

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow. -Agnetha Faltskog

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying. -Bette Davis

I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things. -Jackie Kennedy

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction. -Adlai Stevenson I

We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace. -John Sweeney

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper. -Kim Alexis

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. -Elbert Hubbard

The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers… but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds. -Thomas Wentworth Higginson

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. -Henry David Thoreau

The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments. -Anne Sullivan

Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents – but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea. -William Howard Taft

Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent. -Gore Vidal

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it. -Donald Rumsfeld

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. -Thomas Jefferson

Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age. -Colin Powell

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting. -Rose Macaulay

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. -Hodding Carter

Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers. -Luis Bunuel

Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. -David Letterman

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.' -Conan O'Brien

Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob. -Conan O'Brien

We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. -David Letterman

I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final. -Max Aitken

The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he's running for governor of California, and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels, four more vowels.' -Craig Kilborn

The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. -Walt Whitman

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news. -Thomas J. Watson

Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news. -James Reston

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me. -Charles Kettering

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray. -Milan Kundera

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. -Fulton J. Sheen

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. -Charles Spurgeon

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen. -Norman Mailer

We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests. -Henry Miller

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. -Helen Hayes

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. -George Orwell

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul. -Thomas Fuller

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. -Thomas Jefferson

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. -Charles Baudelaire

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good. -Walter Cronkite

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. -Liz Smith

I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television. It's just not on. -Rupert Murdoch

We cannot make good news out of bad practice. -Edward R. Murrow

Write about society as news and treat it like sociology. -Clifton Daniel

It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security. -Agnetha Faltskog

Money is the sinews of love, as of war. -George Farquhar

There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that's not as newsworthy? -Will Smith

If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news. -Jon Stewart

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. -Billy Bob Thornton

Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges. -Chuck Schumer

I want to be an advocate for the people who don't have time to read the newspaper… or the money to make a political contribution. -Richard J. Codey

From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them. -Jim Bunning

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system. -Norm Coleman

Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country. -Dan Rather

The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it. -David Brinkley

If you tailor your news viewing so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong. -Peter Jennings

The sinews of war are infinite money. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth. -Sophocles

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. -Arthur Baer

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. -Annie Besant

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section. -Joseph Epstein

There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard. -Rupert Murdoch

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing. -Tina Fey

Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news. -Sean Bean

My reputation was a bit exaggerated. Things were written in newspapers, then copied, then doubled. One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that, was because I found it amusing. But I also constructed such an image for myself in order to gain more of a private life. -Thomas Kretschmann

We have newsreaders behaving like actors, lowering their voices if it's a sad story, as if we didn't know it's a sad story. There isn't a single cool newsreader. -Tom Baker

There will always be a certain element of extremists on either side, left or right, who no mainstream news outlet is going to satisfy. -Jonathan Klein

We report the news. Fox talks about the news. -Jonathan Klein

The perception is that more important people watch news in the evenings than in the mornings. -Reese Schonfeld

TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch. -Aaron Brown

We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news. -Aaron Brown

The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone. -Bernard Goldberg

One thing that stands out throughout the entire year was that in South Dakota we are much more united than we are divided. Now the divided part creates news, but the united part is what moves us forward. -Mike Rounds

The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close. -Richard J. Codey

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat? -Al Yankovic

Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. -Peter Benenson

I wish I had as much in bed as I get in the newspapers. -Linda Ronstadt

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes us fearful or suspicious of others. We can forget that most of the people that we know, or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly. -Adrienne Clarkson

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity. -Michael Jeffery

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. -Audrey Tautou

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities – and we should take care. -Alain de Botton

I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news. -Alma Guillermoprieto

There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation. -Andrew Greeley

The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. -Carl Bernstein

The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it. -Chris Cannon

When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell. -Bernard Baruch

I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. -Jack Buck

I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures. -Boss Tweed

After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government's responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper. -Gary Webb

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy. -Hannes Alfven

Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper. -Billy Sunday

I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking. -Michael Palin

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do. -Ted Nelson

To go from politics to news, at least the subject matter is the same, even if the view is different. -Jerry Springer

Somebody once said I had a face for radio and a voice for newspapers. -Jerry Springer

There is a certain comfort in waking up and finding that Michael Jackson is still the Big Story. At least it tells you that nothing horrible has happened in the world that would force them to move on to real news. -Pat Sajak

I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy. -Chris Wallace

This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think. -Jim McKay

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines. -Bill F. Walsh

There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue. -Paul Conrad

Whitney and I have fun reading the newspaper sometimes. You'd be amazed at the places they say I've been. -Bobby Brown

My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs. -David K. E. Bruce

It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true. -Matthew Henry

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges. -Ed Smith

I never quite understand why we watch the news. There doesn't really seem much point watching somebody tell you what the news is when you could quite easily listen to it on the radio. -John Hurt

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news – if you're a crook. -Larry Elder

Our great American writers were all newspaper people. -John Gould

I'm just a newsboy who met a President. -David Powers

I've got news for you: There are going to be people other than Christians in the hereafter. What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go? -Jane Elliot

Nothing in fine print is ever good news. -Andy Rooney

It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it. -Archibald Alexander

I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show once. It was a really slow news day for Oprah, and there were several of us on 'cause none of us was sufficiently interesting by his or herself. -Robert B. Parker

Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this. -Nicholas Sparks

The news comes somewhat late, but I'm glad to hear it nevertheless. -Malcolm Campbell

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it. -Guy Burgess

He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage. -Lamar Hunt

You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate. -Andrew Card

House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment. -Nancy Johnson

Politics is there the way men and women are there, the way the Atlantic Ocean is there. Sometimes I've written about politics specifically, I mean about politics as it's understood on television and in newspapers. -Kenneth Koch

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon. -Muhammad Iqbal

There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song. -Phil Ochs

I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers. -William Tecumseh Sherman

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers. -Omar Bongo

The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry. -Harold Stephen Black

I have to watch the news or my day is not complete. -Patricia Clarkson

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions. -Joey Skaggs

This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news. -Rita Moreno

I need to keep my story count high. I'm trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We're telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think. -Shepard Smith

We have a product for sale called news, and I'm a salesman. -Shepard Smith

Today they have proven once again that the mainstream media can't print enough bad news about our troops. -Joe Scarborough

These newspaper reporters… ever since Sullivan versus New York Times… have got a license to lie. -Edward Bennett Williams

Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts. -Frederick Wiseman

We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news. -Christiane Amanpour

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent. -Christiane Amanpour

One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings – the one of me naked from the waste up. -Cleo Moore

You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts. -Stephen Breyer

That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.s. in television today, because it's all entertainment. -Vince McMahon

The standards are being lowered, not just on the Internet, but in all of news and media. -Vince McMahon

It was a show where you were given a quote out of current events and you had to identify who said it. I was reading eight newspapers a day and had compiled a file of about 300 quotes. I really had to do my research. The White House press didn't have to bone up on any of it. -June Lockhart

The reason why I've been keeping private for the longest time ever here, I've always wanted to protect my wife's privacy. I don't like – I didn't want to put her picture all over the news. I just wanted to keep her private. -Michael Schiavo

Ah, the pleasure, the joy – a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary. -Kamal Ahmed

Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story has what we describe as 'legs' therefore it, erm, runs. -Kamal Ahmed

TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance. -Rebecca Harding Davis

Some story appears in some newspaper that says that somebody said X, Y, and Z, and a customer says, I don't understand what they're talking about – we're running that product, we've been using it for five years, what are they talking about? -Sanjay Kumar

And we also read Newsweek, Time and several newspapers. -Hanoi Hannah

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen. -Irving Babbitt

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out. -James Daly

I want to democratize business news. -Neil Cavuto

I don't think business news is just for old white men with money. -Neil Cavuto

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 vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads. -Michael D. Barnes

There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers – and you can buy guns without background checks. -Michael D. Barnes

The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy. -Mark McKinney

Well, the biggest Norwegian newspaper regarded this as an arrest, since they hadn't told us that they were coming and they brought me in. So the biggest Norwegian newspaper looked upon that as an arrest. -Jon Johansen

I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police. -John Pomfret

I hope there will be some good news and some good profits, and people will realize we have a lot of outstanding executives, and a lot of companies that are doing a good job, and those are good companies to invest in. -Don Nickles

I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper. -Jeffery Deaver

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them. -Jonathan Shapiro

Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out. -Michael K. Powell

At the end of April I archived 'Curses' and Inform, and announced them on the newsgroups. -Graham Nelson

For a fortnight nobody at all emailed me, or posted a follow-up. Doesn't anyone care, I thought? It turned out my newsreader was broken, and hadn't posted at all. -Graham Nelson

If you're setting a game during the Cuban Missile Crisis, look through a library. find out what people were wearing, what other issues were in the news, how houses were furnished, what cars were being driven. Especially include things which now seem foreign. -Graham Nelson

The newspaper is a marvelous medium. It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap. Let's see. This one cost 75 cents. Now that's a little high. I bought it when I was downtown this morning. -Harrison Salisbury

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. -Henry A. Wallace

With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power. -Henry A. Wallace

Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years. -Peter Singer

Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. -John le Carre

Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world. -Esther Williams

The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages. -Esther Williams

In that sense, when a Bush or a Gore, or whomever, goes on David Letterman, that's the news, too. -Frank Rich

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC. -Frank Rich

There have been at least three other cases in which federal agencies have succeeded in placing fake news reports on television during the Bush presidency. It was a really good tour. It seemed maybe about a week too long. -Frank Rich

If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets. -Maynard James Keenan

And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took an ad in all the newspapers, double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that they were now able to manufacture it and that they were going to kill Intel. -Arthur Rock

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert. -Rick Moody

I never believe them when they say that because you really have to sort of be aware of what's going on in the news in order to get the jokes on the show. -Samantha Bee

I think the show does better with newsmakers and politicians than it does with actors. -Samantha Bee

I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine. -Gordon Getty

Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics. -Robert Teeter

A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated. -Aaron Sorkin

I'm glad that he's got all this behind him. And I'm pretty sure that there's a lot of people – and there are certain people that don't report the news accurate for their own personal fame and gain. And they know who they are. -Tito Jackson

I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race. -Barbara Kruger

I've always thought that it's good to watch the news to find out what everybody else is looking at and believing, if only because that's how consensus is constructed. -Barbara Kruger

I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I'd give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks. -Adam Faith

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later. -Corrine Brown

It's like tabloid news programs that talk about how horrible something is, while at the same time they're glorifying it as their top story. -Daisy Berkowitz

There is no better news, than the fact that Jesus can actually turn a life upside down and save it. -Cliff Richard

We all read news stories about the difficulties and tensions that the United States has with our allies and even with coalition partners in Iraq, but we rarely read about the good news. -Mike Simpson

Other than that one year, Salon has been very cautious about the way it spends money. For instance, since last year, we've had virtually no marketing budget. It's just word of mouth. And our circulation continues to grow that way by breaking news stories. -David Talbot

Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news. -David Chalmers

Business news is sexy. -Maria Bartiromo

News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy. -Maria Bartiromo

While it's wonderful that investors have access to all the data now available to them, it has become a full-time job to sift through it and separate out the valuable news from the useless noise. -Maria Bartiromo

I'm sort of obsessed with the news. That is a syndrome. But I don't watch a whole lot of TV. -Sam Waterston

The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands. Those attacks had a great effect on morale. -Jack Adams

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras. -Mark Kennedy

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists. -Ben Bradlee

There have been as many investigative reporters on this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as I can remember there were working on Watergate. -Ben Bradlee

Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal! -Robert Creeley

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it. -Simon Callow

It's amazing that this is still news to people, but that affects the final outcome of the film. When people are treated well, and they're made to feel valued, they give 110 percent. -Adam Arkin

I was fortunate that I was at newspapers for eight years, where I wrote at least five or six stories every week. You get used to interviewing lots of different people about a lot of different things. And they aren't things you know about until you do the story. -Chuck Klosterman

When you're writing for newspapers you have all these parameters. You can't swear, you have to use short paragraphs, all that. If you stay within those parameters, you have lots of freedom because you're writing for the next day. -Chuck Klosterman

The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer – I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad. -Chuck Klosterman

In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper. -Chuck Klosterman

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. -Floyd Abrams

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off! -Gavin MacLeod

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around. Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening. -Gavin MacLeod

Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper. -Jim Jarmusch

Maybe some of today's papers have too many 'feel-good' features, but there is a lot of good news out there. -Ben Bradlee

At 6:30, which was when the national news began, my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas. Usually I occupied myself with a book, but that night my father insisted that I pay attention. -Jhumpa Lahiri

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs. -Robert Peel

When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story. -Aaron McGruder

I don't want the news to be patriotic. I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don't want any of that. -Aaron McGruder

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

Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it. -Adam Clymer

I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship. -Paul Cellucci

There was a time when the FCC tried to require a certain amount of television and media to be educational, a certain amount to be newsworthy and a certain amount of it to be public access. -Montel Williams

I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web. -Alan Dean Foster

I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. -Jackie Collins

You promised to take care of me and not to turn your back on me. How is it possible that you never wrote to me even once and you never came back to see me? Do you think that it is fun for me to spend months, even years, without any news, without any hope! -Camille Claudel

I have had only two men in four years while he appears every week on the newspapers with another woman. -Michelle Hunziker

My name was on the list very early after these announcements were made through the newspapers in Europe. -Claude Nicollier

During my Austin years, I was drawing a regular strip for the University Of Texas newspaper, going to school, delivering blood, and trying to change my approach and 'style' as much as I could, since I knew that I'd calcify as I got older. -Chris Ware

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments. -Bruce Babbitt

I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations. -William Hurt

Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges. -John Sayles

I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there's hard news, it's going to come up immediately. -Brit Hume

MSNBC got some very good people. They've got a good-looking set. All They're first-class. Somewhere along the way, they kind of lost their identity as a news channel, and they started doing a lot of other sort of magazine-type programming. -Brit Hume

Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt in the basic coverage that they get on TV news. -Brit Hume

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air. -Brit Hume

We've had a series of major news stories that have brought in viewers who either were sampling to see what else was available or were normal news watchers. The Florida recount and the end of the election was a huge development. And then 9/11 came along. -Brit Hume

My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things. -Kate Clinton

OK, he and Katie fell in love, they're getting married. Why is this in the news? Why is this a big deal? Is there something unusual about meeting someone and falling in love? -Mimi Rogers

The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism. -Richard Reeves

The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more. -R. Lee Ermey

The first writing I did was short short stories for a newspaper syndicate for which I was paid five dollars a piece on publication. -Theodore Sturgeon

I'm very wary of news on television. -Val Kilmer

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn't what you watch on TV. -Val Kilmer

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper. -Arthur Golden

They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed. -Ellen Burstyn

It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn't mad at me about something. -Jesse Helms

What they did was to make a pilot and it may well go to series at the next festival but I don't have any news on that. It's already been on Paramount actually, but as it's on Paramount it'll probably be on several more times… hopefully. -Jo Brand

I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. -Morgan Spurlock

Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the newsroom for union wages, about fifty dollars a week. -Andrea Mitchell

I mean, the idea that Bar could have sent him off on a Grand Tour. But he wasn't the least bit interested. Why? Why isn't he interested in the world? Because here's the bad news for him: He's in the world now. -Chris Matthews

Every news organization should ideally be as broadly representative as possible. -Judy Woodruff

They are words you don't easily forget: I don't have good news. -Joel Siegel

Television news was expanding to an hour, and producers did not know how to fill the space and time. -Joel Siegel

Today's China is not in the least shut out from the rest of the world. Trends come to us from all over the world. And the Internet is really developed in China. We get news from all over the world. -Zhang Ziyi

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper, while I shave and bathe and dress. -C. S. Forester

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask. -C. S. Forester

Conditions were so hard. To send the news out, telex was the only means, but telex was very rare in Africa. So if somebody was flying to Europe, we gave him correspondence to send after he arrived. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

So it's the kind of business where you can't wait to get up in the morning and read the papers, or listen to what's on the news, and you know, how the world's going to change. -Sanford I. Weill

Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington. -William Greider

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

We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different. -Bob Schieffer

In so many of the other beats these days, there are these layers of public relations people that you have to go through to get to the newsmakers themselves. -Bob Schieffer

At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news. -Bob Schieffer

Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer. -Bob Schieffer

I had – all my life, everybody who knew me thought that I would probably grow up to be a reporter, a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days. -Bob Schieffer

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

But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters – when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good. -Gregg Easterbrook

And so there are so many good things going on all across Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers. -Donald Evans

I look at life, the experiences I've had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us. -Leslie Banks

We know our son. We know he's not a pedophile like some of these newscasters are saying. That is not true. -Joe Jackson

Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations. -Bob Woodward

If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it's really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources. -Bob Woodward

Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected. -Bob Woodward

I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad? -Tom Clancy

When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways. -Ron Chernow

The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents. -Bob Schaffer

With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys. -Curt Weldon

Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It's just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads. -David Boies

It's gotten to the point where it's big news when I don't do a horror film. -Donald Pleasence

There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1. sex sells; 2. if it bleeds it leads. -Armstrong Williams

As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did. -Gordon Sinclair

It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. -John Mellencamp

The discoloration is very minimal. I have not turned blue. The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely near what the news media are saying. It is barely noticeable. -Stan Jones

We had news this morning of another successful atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little space before we intend to drop another. -Henry L. Stimson

I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost. -Javier Bardem

One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites. -Jay Chiat

I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one. -Daniel Okrent

Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other. -Daniel Okrent

Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure? -Richard Pryor

I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property. -William Graham Sumner

The network and local TV angle of broadcast television has received a black eye for not properly debating within the news issues that should be debated, instead of shuffling them of to television advertising. -Mark E. Hyman

The news is what it is. It's going to be good, it's going to be positive, it's going to be negative. It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always. -Mark E. Hyman

When news comes out, it ought to be reported. There shouldn't be a moratorium based on legitimate news, just because it may or may not affect one candidate or the other. That's just absurd. -Mark E. Hyman

The sea change that has come is the information age. We don't have to just read The New York Times anymore. We can pull up something on the Internet and get any news that we like. -Pete du Pont

I had all of one nanosecond to savor the news before we had to move on to other problems. -Warren Christopher

But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel, which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere. It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism, fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort. -Amos Oz

But there have been many news reports that water-boarding has been used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is one of the major al Qaeda figures that we have in U.S. custody. -Jane Mayer

Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows. -John Doolittle

At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. -Marc Davis

I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on. -Marc Davis

We live in such a sheltered environment in the United States. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world, and I've seen things you only read about and see on the news. -Payne Stewart

This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances. -Ryan White

I watch sitcoms like Seinfeld, and here's a newsflash, but what a great show. -Scott Wolf

I can't come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won't be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set. -Stephen Collins

Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills. -Benoit Mandelbrot

When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death. -Boris Becker

Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs. -Geoffrey Beene

I thought I might say something to newsmen that could be turned into a scandal. -George Stevens

God, George Bush makes me want to slash my wrists. He's so embarrassing I have to leave the room when he's on the news. What a monkey. -Margot Kidder

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence. -Max von Sydow

Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons! -Christine Lahti

After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper. -Grazia Deledda

They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people. -Matthew Modine

And in the Second World War, you didn't just read about it in the newspapers because you weren't allowed to read it in the newspapers. It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing. -Patrick Macnee

I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day. -Thom Yorke

I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again, but only when I have a good enough idea – something I've figured out about her that's news and that's worth a reader's time. -Thomas Perry

If the news isn't there, don't create it. If I look at local news, I don't know what's real. -Willie Herenton

I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that. -Lance Ito

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery. -Kate Chopin

Honestly, I'm more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news. -Martina Hingis

Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture. -Mickey Spillane

A newspaper should be the maximum of information, and the minimum of comment. -Richard Cobden

More and more the world is growing to love a lover, and one has only to read the newspapers to see how sympathetic are the times to any generous and adventurous display of the passions. -Richard Le Gallienne

The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now. -Vincent Bugliosi

I wasn't for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous. -Loretta Lynn

When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show. -Jessica Savitch

The news anchor is exactly that – an anchor, a center, a focus. -Jessica Savitch

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news. -Jessica Savitch

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage. -Jessica Savitch

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain. -Jessica Savitch

Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form. -Jessica Savitch

One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors. -Jessica Savitch

News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows. -Jessica Savitch

Men still control the news, both on and off camera. -Jessica Savitch

Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news. -Ethel Waters

Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene. -Connie Chung

The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme. -Howard Carter

You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content. -Knut Hamsun

It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false. -Konrad Zuse

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

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction. -Joseph Rotblat

I had a great '70s. I survived it, and that's always good news. -Jeff Bridges

He appeared every night, like myself, at about nine o'clock, in the office of Mr. Tyler, to learn the news brought in the night Associated Press report. He knew me from the Bull Run campaign as a correspondent of the press. -Henry Villard

I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show. It's the most level commentary you can find. You have to laugh, because it's all so true. It's the closest thing to a counterculture. -John Mayall

The paramedic called the press and sold me like a loaf of bread. This was news, and he wanted to be the one to report it. -Charlie Sheen

I went to work. That was a turning point. When you have to do eight shows a week and your name is on the marquee, no matter what is going on at home or what's on the cover of the newspapers, you've got to do your job. -Marla Maples

The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter. -Wilfred Owen

A lot of newspapers say, Terence Stamp is playing himself and we're as bored as he is. -Terence Stamp

Washington newspaper men know everything. -Buffalo Bill

I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people. -Jonah Lomu

I'm Kevin Nealon, and that's news to me. -Kevin Nealon

No news is good news. -Ludovic Halevy

I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed. -Sargent Shriver

Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage – and that's good news for Ohio. -Sherrod Brown

I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them. -Diane Wakoski

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country. -Helen Suzman

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed. -Sara Paretsky

But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company. -Steve Wozniak

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories. -Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners. -Agnes Smedley

We don't have access to a national forum that we had in those days, through the news magazines which were the television news of the time. It's very disturbing to me that we've sort of been pushed to the corners. -Carlisle Floyd

I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage. -Rory Bremner

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief. -Franz Schubert

I tried to keep it secret, but the story got into the newspapers. It was more difficult for my family, who couldn't understand why the media wouldn't leave me in peace. -Grete Waitz

Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids. -Mary Cheney

It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather than allow your boss to be surprised. -Mary Cheney

When you have a foreign invasion – in this case by the Indonesian army – writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. -Antonio Tabucchi

The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people. -Bill Alexander

There are those who believe we have need of more literature, of a large international publishing house, of a great peace newspaper, or the like. I am rather skeptical about this idea. -Fredrik Bajer

It's not the first time that I speak with American journalists. I've had meetings with many different newspapers and stations, and I've ha – never had a problem with meeting with American journalists. -Hassan Nasrallah

I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me. -Calvin Klein

The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet. -Harvey Pekar

When you're watching the news, how many days in a row can you watch that and feel good about yourself and the world? -Sandra Bernhard

Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it. -Robbie Fowler

The big news already broke. The file-sharing and all that stuff, it's a done deal. And I think figuring out how to make that a fair exchange for the people that make music is still an issue. -Liz Phair

People can say anything they want to. If they don't want to get the news from me, get it from somebody else. It's not something I'm going to worry about, I'm sorry. -Jim Lehrer

People can get their news any way they want. What I love about what's happened is that there are so many different avenues, there are so many different outlets, so many different ways to debate and discuss and to inquire about any given news story. -Jim Lehrer

Everyone should get their news however they want to and in whatever form they want. I'm not going to sit back in judgment of other people and the way they do it. -Jim Lehrer

I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers. I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month. I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot, and in weird places. It's always flattering, and it's always odd. It's always at the worst possible time. -Augusten Burroughs

But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted. -Mercedes Ruehl

We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension. -Norman Lear

The only thing I'd ever done with news was to read copy sitting at the microphone in the studio. -Ed Bradley

The good news is that a competitive dollar in the global market and a strong dollar at home are compatible in both the long run and during the transition to a more competitive dollar. -Martin Feldstein

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college. -Tony Hillerman

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

One-newspaper towns are not good because all the surviving newspaper does is print money. They make 25 percent on their money every year, and if they go down to 22 percent, they start laying people off. -Pat Oliphant

Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement. -Joan Blades

In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news. -Bob Edwards

I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy. -Bob Edwards

That's the problem with news interviews, you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio, but once they've been on, the event passes, the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate. -Bob Edwards

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind. -Christian Lous Lange

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me. -Juan Cole

We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that's been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers. -Laura Bush

I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't. -Diane Sawyer

And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight. -Umberto Guidoni

I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world… When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts. -David Guterson

In a lot of cases, as in Tom and Nicole's case, the tabloids were about to break the story, so they said just let the news out. And they called organizations such as ours. -Mary Hart

People magazine had been around for a short period of time, but nobody had thought about putting entertainment news on a nightly basis on television. -Mary Hart

The pressure to be timely with news has increased every year. -Mary Hart

There have been many cases in which stars have come to us first to break the news because they knew the pressure was on. They wanted to have it on the air so that they could give their honest evaluation of the situation. -Mary Hart

They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece. -Katie Couric

That studies have shown that more people are getting up earlier, they're getting their news earlier. They're getting less sleep, getting up at earlier hours. -Katie Couric

Well, I think a lot of people only hear about the extreme, fundamentalist kind of polygamists, because they're always in the news being brought up on charges. -Jeanne Tripplehorn

Reading was a big thing, yes. Books were a big thing. But the things that stick out were the newspapers. -James Earl Jones

The good news is that even minimal activity can significantly extend life. -Howard Coble

Virtually every magazine, newspaper, TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation, and they've squashed stories that they don't want the public to know about. -Tom Scholz

When you do a cartoon based on news headlines, you do it based on incomplete information. -Ted Rall

Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you're working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day. -Sam Donaldson

But my observation has been, certainly in the news business, you've got to give 110 percent. -Sam Donaldson

But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news. We'd not had a radio up to that time. I was born in 1934, so I was seven years of age. -Sam Donaldson

During the early months of the war in 1914 there was a conflict of opinion between the War Office and the Foreign Office regarding news from the Front. -Philip Gibbs

And you probably remember all of those papers and documents that they had published in the newspapers. And, you know, when you look at that, it really was their own little jihad that they had going. It just wasn't taken very seriously then. -Patty Hearst

If you take the more general role of going to local stations around the country in Montana or South Carolina or wherever, and start in the local news, it's a lot more difficult to get to the stories that you want to really cover. -Maria Menounos

When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. -Taryn Manning

The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol. -Xavier Becerra

The elimination of the barbaric terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is good news for the world. -Spencer Bachus

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column. -Robert Scheer

Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die, help me spread the news. Let people know about immortality device. That way, your loved ones won't die. -Alex Chiu

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything; and the same people didn't think it was immoral to wrap their garbage in newspaper. -Robert Rauschenberg

I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency. -Mike Fitzpatrick

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it. -John Conyers

The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only real history of England that has any relation to truth. -Robert Baldwin Ross

Well, news is anything that's interesting, that relates to what's happening in the world, what's happening in areas of the culture that would be of interest to your audience. -Kurt Loder

Television's very dependent on images. That's not what news is. -Kurt Loder

So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There's just more going on. It's an adjunct to the written word, which I think is still the most important thing. -Kurt Loder

It's gonna be short if it's news; put it at the top. Style's not an issue, just make it news. -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 think television often has dismissed younger people. They figure, well, they're not really watching news, that's not our audience. -Kurt Loder

The good news is, Americans know firsthand the benefits of a free market – more choices, lower prices, higher quality – and there is no reason why we cannot help them see these same benefits in health care. -John Shadegg

As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition of discovery to the far north-west, perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia. -Harry Johnston

That's whatever news topic, whatever political process any country is going through – whenever they are in the news, that's when they exist. If you don't see them they don't exist. -Edwidge Danticat

I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago, a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips, who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency. -E. Howard Hunt

I told them how excited I would be to go into space and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight, and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the men had landed safely on the moon, and how jealous I was of those men. -Christa McAuliffe

If I get married, I think I'd pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow. -Anna Held

Practically every day, there is a story in the newspapers about a new breakthrough drug on Parkinson's. -Mort Kondracke

Every generation renews itself in its own way; there's always a reaction against whatever is standard. -Sol LeWitt

I think George just nailed the whole thing, the whole time period, the whole look and feel of what that newsroom was like. I did a lot of research for the role and believe me, it's all pretty genuine, down to the very last cigarette butt. -David Strathairn

So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us. -Dennis Bergkamp

When I started at the Globe 40 years ago, there were seven newspapers in Boston and now there are only two. There were only three or four television stations in Boston and now there are a dozen. -Will McDonough

The one good thing about television is the money; you can make a lot more money than in newspapers. -Will McDonough

The future is electronic. It's radio, television and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore. -Will McDonough

I think we'll always have newspapers, but they'll lose influence. -Will McDonough

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

You can criticize any news staff in some ways, but the one thing that you couldn't call the Village Voice staff was a staff of stenographers, taking notes from public figures and just passing them on. -Sydney Schanberg

What happened was very sad. Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and appalled that the front of the book was all commentary and that he wanted hard news. -Sydney Schanberg

The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations. -Sydney Schanberg

We're going to try to create some programs that are going to generate viewer interest and appointment viewing. We still will have news on Headline News. -Jim Walton

Since I arrived at CNN, it has grown into one of the largest and most trusted news organizations in the world. -Jim Walton

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert, the use of technology made news gathering safer. -Jim Walton

CNN was one of the first news organizations in the world to train and equip its journalists before deploying them to dangerous areas. -Jim Walton

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved. -Marie de France

I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe. -Francois Gautier

They called to tell me that I was going to be returning to RAW. I left immediately to run home and tell Jackie. She said, I have some news for you-I'm expecting. -Charlie Haas

So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did – played records. -Dick Van Dyke

It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books, newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great pictures that helped to inspire me. -Fay Godwin

The establishment, the newspapers, they try to create something called Scottish literature, but when people are actually going to write, they are not going to necessarily prescribe to that, they'll write what they feel. -Irvine Welsh

People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell. -Michael Jackson

In fact, I don't read newspapers any longer. -Naomi Campbell

We're newspaper junkies; I can't imagine life without a newspaper. -Sally Quinn

Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it. -Robert Redford

But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we're doing something that people are really interested in. -Roone Arledge

I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I. -Roone Arledge

I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC before they go any place else. If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that, what does it mean? -Roone Arledge

In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was – nor am I now. -Roone Arledge

One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because people who don't normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don't watch network news or fight over the people who do? -Roone Arledge

People essentially like local news better than network news. -Roone Arledge

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future. -Roone Arledge

The doctor told Phil, my then husband, that my condition was really bad news. They had found an artery tearing and said I could die. They said they could try to patch it up but it could go horribly wrong. It all turned out okay in the end but it was touch and go. -Sharon Stone

My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father. -Charles Kuralt

When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news, very often when something important would happen I'd be off in the woods covering something unimportant, which was more interesting to me. -Charles Kuralt

Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and opinion that appears in the news. -Marilyn vos Savant

At MTV, although the audience is smaller, I found it more interesting to deliver news to a specific group of people, because my story then did not have to try to be all things to all people. -Tabitha Soren

At MTV, it's very nice sometimes to be able to be very specific. Specificity really makes a news story interesting because you can color it in that personality. -Tabitha Soren

For the last year I've been at Stanford University as a student and I've had time to read the newspaper. -Tabitha Soren

If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air. -Tabitha Soren

If the breaking news story had to do with hard news, politics specifically, I had a lot to do with it. If it had to do with music, Kurt Loder was more involved. -Tabitha Soren

It's nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can't provide that. -Tabitha Soren

Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic. -Tabitha Soren

Some of those stories in local newspapers are just as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services, which are basically sort of straight news. -Tabitha Soren

You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV, they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years old and they do a lot of research about the things they're interested in. -Tabitha Soren

The news appeals to the same jaded appetite that makes a child tire of a toy as soon as it becomes familiar and demand a new one in its place. -Christopher Lasch

The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images. -Christopher Lasch

Once again I stopped listening to the news this week. -Donella Meadows

Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs. -Calista Flockhart

But the good news is that out in the countryside, just about every place that's got a zip code has somebody or some group of people battling the economic and political exclusion that Wall Street and Washington are shoving down our throats. -Jim Hightower

The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out. -Jim Hightower

If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it. -Larry King

I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana. -Phil Donahue

To a journalist, good news is often not news at all. -Phil Donahue

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played. -Willie Stargell

You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has. -Carol Burnett

Today, especially, when there are so many stations for viewers to choose from, if they want news, they always come to CNN and that's where I wanted to be. -Connie Chung

We're going to develop – what we want to do is to provide the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news. So when people tune in, they'll get the latest news, but they'll also get the biggest story of the day in depth, as CNN does so well. -Connie Chung

You know, there are not only – all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity. -Connie Chung

I draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell, which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers. That's what I did before The Simpsons, and what I plan to do for the rest of my life. -Matt Groening

President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need. -Randy Neugebauer

The weekend brought good news for our friends in the cattle industry. At long last, Japan has taken the steps needed for American beef to make its way back into the Japanese market. -Randy Neugebauer

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today. -Tom Brokaw

A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You've been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke. -Joshua Lederberg

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I got a job at a local newspaper. There was someone who influenced me. He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India. -Nicholas Kristof

The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing. -Nicholas Kristof

The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem. -Chris Van Hollen

When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that's exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day. -J. D. Hayworth

People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest, done interviews, and have come to shows. I guess that the news travels fast out of this island that we are on. -Joanna Newsom

Of course, today at the Karolinska Institute, I am working with some top experts – even some Nobel prize winners. They have the latest news and I have the technique. -Lennart Nilsson

Because of that I don't care when I read in the newspaper that I am colourblind. I went through a red light in my car and I stopped when I before a green light. So I must be really colourblind, eh? -Ruud van Nistelrooy

Because people have read those things in the newspapers, they think it is true. Ten years ago all these things I have just mentioned would have upset me. -Ruud van Nistelrooy

A newspaper is the lowest thing there is. -Richard J. Daley

The anger of lovers renews their love. -Terence

There's no new news. -Tommy Lee

Don't believe everything that you read in the newspapers. -Andrew Card

When you're in the news business, you always expect the unexpected. -Helen Thomas

You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart, especially since it's a comedy show. -Joe Klein

If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun. -Lars Ulrich

Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business. -Matt Drudge

I never think too far into the future. I'm too busy thinking about tomorrow's news. -Matt Drudge

I've written thousands of stories, started hundreds of news cycles. -Matt Drudge

In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. -Heinrich Heine

I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. -Aneurin Bevan

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper. -Kin Hubbard

The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them. -George Harrison

The news of any politician's death should be listed under 'Public Improvements.' -Frank Dane

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence. -Elias Canetti

False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news. -Adrienne Rich

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress. -Wendell Phillips

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue. -Izaak Walton

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. -Spiro T. Agnew

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. -Alexander Graham Bell

Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. -Jimmy Breslin

I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough. -Matt Drudge

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one. -Roy Hattersley

Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as old as today's newspaper. -Charles Peguy

We print 37 million copies, and we found out about the unfortunate news as we were putting the issue to bed. -Olivia Newton-John

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. -Peace Pilgrim

Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm, not just as they come through the door. -Indra Devi

If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home, it's sociology. -James Reston

Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification. -James Gordon Bennett

Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day. -Alphonse de Lamartine

Some of the best news stories start in gossip. Monica Lewinsky certainly was gossip in the beginning. I had heard it months before I printed it. -Matt Drudge

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure. -I. F. Stone

The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me… by newspapers and the Bible. -Van Wyck Brooks

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning. -Roland Barthes

One of the first rules of playing the power game is that all bad news must be accepted calmly, as if one already knew and didn't care. -Michael Korda

Frankly, no newspaper is set up to monitor for cheats and fabricators. -Howell Raines

I think it's a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Everyone in the news should be able to hold up to that kind of scrutiny. I'm for as much transparency in the newsgathering process as possible. -Anderson Cooper

TV does not care about you or what happens to you. It's downright bad for your health now, and that's not a far-out concept. I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health. -Tom Petty

If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle? -Matt Drudge

To the old, the new is usually bad news. -Eric Hoffer

News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world. -Germaine Greer

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you. -Helen Rowland

It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill. -Aeschylus

What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true. -Patrick Kavanagh

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart. -Honore de Balzac

I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead. -Jean Cocteau

In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. -Voltaire

The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money. -Samuel Butler

Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. -Liz Smith

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect. -John Jay Chapman

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever. -Garrison Keillor

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. -Dave Barry

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. -Aleister Crowley

News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead. -Evelyn Waugh

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. -Charles Baudelaire

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. -Don Marquis

Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials. -Marshall McLuhan

Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America? -Johan Huizinga

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. -Ogden Nash

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers? -Jean Anouilh

To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail. -T. E. Lawrence

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion. -Ralph W. Sockman

The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing. -Kerry Packer

Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped. -Stuart Rothenberg

People looking at advertisements or reading their local newspapers would have had no idea that what they were reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars. -George Miller

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality. -Michael Gartner

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. -Ray Nagin

Local television and local TV news isn't telling the voters about local candidates. -Reed Hundt

These are challenging times for all Americans. We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream of bad economic news at home. -Robert Matsui

Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news. -Daniel Hannan

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich. -P. J. O'Rourke

I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and – like all teenagers – I dabbled in poetry. -Stephen Colbert

The newspaper is dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers and its one business I'd never be in. -Sumner Redstone

The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch's Wall Street Journal. -Sumner Redstone

The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms. -Dick Morris

Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve this great country. -Sarah Palin

When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country? -Marco Rubio

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it – which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information – release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks. -Julian Assange

I generally wake up, exercise and read through a huge amount of newspapers. I get to the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 – my brothers and I are always the first ones in. -Ivanka Trump

With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed. -Theodore C. Sorensen

The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up – one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year. -Mitch McConnell

I have newspapers coming to me and saying, 'Can we get in on the TARP?'. -Nancy Pelosi

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on. -Julian Assange

It's really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, 'Why can't I lose weight when I've had a baby?' Well, everyone you're reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn't make it realistic. -Rachel Zoe

I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me. -Elizabeth Edwards

Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It's tough on the ego. -Geoffrey Rush

Here's the good news. If I realize that I'm insane, then I'm okay with it. I'm not dangerous insane. -Charlie Sheen

What NPR did, I'm very proud of, and what NPR stood for is non-racist, non-bigoted, straightforward telling of the news. -Ron Schiller

My point is cutting spending shouldn't be reliant on the debt limit though. It's something we have to do. The good news for America is, leaders in both parties, the president, believe that we have to have significant deficit reduction. So the intent is there. And I think what America is going to demand is that our leaders come together. -David Plouffe

What is news? It's hard to quantify. Certainly news has changed completely, and the morning shows are not really designed to bring you the news, except to tell you what happened overnight, and the rest of it is a kind of magazine mentality – a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It's harder to be an educated and informed citizen. -Harrison Ford

The most accurate representation of how I feel is that I'm incredibly lucky to be working in this structure where people get paid millions to read the news on TV. And, yes, it is insane. And there is nothing I can say beyond acknowledging my immense good fortune, and being aware that I'm blessed, and aware that it isn't going to last forever. -Tom Hanks

It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests. -Rupert Murdoch

We've got to lift our game tremendously. We'll sell our business news and information in print, we'll sell it to anyone who's got a cable system, and we'll sell it on the Web. -Rupert Murdoch

My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it. -Rupert Murdoch

Other people's successes are good news – for them and for you. Good for you because they show you a way to go. -Steve Wynn

But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn't get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream. -Indra Nooyi

We made satires of everything – news broadcasts and TV shows that we watched. When I look at them now, they are totally amateurish, but I find it quite remarkable that we were so skeptical of the world! My parents watched them and thought they were funny; they really encouraged us. -Lev Yilmaz

And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is the one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say, 'Thank you, America.' And we're friends of America, and we're the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East. -Benjamin Netanyahu

I'd much rather see a world where, when you make some quirky comment on a blog or news story or you upload a video clip, instead of just a moment of fame for your pseudonym, you'll get 50 bucks. The first time that happens, you'll realise that you're a full-class citizen. You have the potential to make money from the system. -Jaron Lanier

With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues. -Erik Qualman

One thing we seem to be missing is that just as we no longer search for the news, the news finds us today (e.g. this article found me) we will no longer search for products and services, rather we will look to our social graph to what products and services they like and don't like. -Erik Qualman

I think it's really good that you have great competition among news networks, and for that matter all the networks in general. It's bringing more and more people in to watching the news. -Walter Isaacson

But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course. -Walter Isaacson

I think most people live in a space where they are looking for meaning in life and good in the world and that is not necessarily reflected in straight news coverage right now. -Daryn Kagan

Things are pretty good in Canada. We weathered the recession fairly well. And, of course, were up here up living here, we're watching American news and we're constantly saying, wow, it's not as bad as it is in the United States. -Rick Mercer

In Canada you grow up – we're next to the United States. We're watching whatever you're watching. We're following your news. It's obvious that we are inundated with American cultural information and political information. Whereas the opposite is not true. -Rick Mercer

The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient. -Marc Andreessen

I worked in three local news markets and in every single one of them, they said: 'You're a lousy anchor. We would love to renew your contract and have you be our lead reporter here, but we're not going to have you anchor.' -Elizabeth Vargas

I felt like the news business was a little rough for me and a little sleazy. So I glided right over into acting. -Emily Procter

In college, I was a weather anchor for the local news. I would 'borrow' my forecast from The Weather Channel. -Emily Procter

Veteran print editors and reporters at places like the 'Times' and 'The New Yorker' manage to feed and clothe their families without costing their companies a million bucks a month, and they produce a great deal more valuable reporting and analysis than the network news stars do. -Eric Alterman

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets – without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain – who average nearly $24 million a year in income – 'next year.' -Eric Alterman

America's great newspapers have staffs that range from 50 percent to 70 percent of what they were just a few years ago. -Eric Alterman

Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty. -Eric Alterman

The Economist is undoubtedly the smartest weekly newsmagazine in the English language. I always look forward to its quirky year-end double issue. -Eric Alterman

Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin's 'Courant', it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America's last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed form will survive. -Eric Alterman

Trends in circulation and advertising – the rise of the Internet, which has made the daily newspaper look slow and unresponsive; the advent of Craigslist, which is wiping out classified advertising-have created a palpable sense of doom. -Eric Alterman

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad. -Eric Alterman

But particularly when the media profess to strive toward objectivity, gatekeepers play a crucial role in helping people navigate the news to make educated political decisions. -Eric Alterman

I read rip-and-read news, but I wasn't a reporter. I was reading the wire, and the other thing was, I was reading commercials – and I could do a hell of a commercial. -Mike Wallace

E.T.' and 'Extra,' they are too salacious. They go, Oooh, Katie Couric just broke up with X. 'Access Hollywood' is really good entertainment news. It's not dirty, and we don't get cheap. -Billy Bush

I think it's a shame that we have 'Bild' like you have the 'Sun'. Now serious newspapers like 'FAZ' and 'Spiegel' use a bit of the tone of 'Bild.' This is terrible. -Gunter Grass

People in the news media after I got caught said how could you have not caught this guy? He had 50 corrections in four years. That's a lot of corrections. Well what they failed to look at is how many stories there were and out of 700 plus stories, 50 corrections is not a high amount. -Jayson Blair

My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign. -Joe Andrew

To newspapers and publishing houses I urge the use of fact over fiction, freedom of the press, and responsibility at all times. -Joely Richardson

You know, when you're a producer, you're a bit of a lackey. You're just making cups of tea and making sure they've got newspaper, stuff like that. -Karl Pilkington

My very first news director said to me that it's better to be hated than to have viewers be neutral. -Julie Chen

I text my girlfriends. I look at Facebook. I check my e-mail. If I'm away from the news cycle more than a few hours, I feel out of touch. -Leelee Sobieski

I'm so excited and honored to be part of 'Entertainment Tonight!' 'E.T.' was the show that started all the entertainment news, so I couldn't be more thrilled. -Nancy O'Dell

When an Occupy demo in the centre of Frankfurt makes world news, I shall hurry to join in. -Nigel Farage

Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything. -Chris Martin

I just get my news from the Internet. -Matt Stone

I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you're constantly putting yourself in an environment where you're checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don't really have a day off. -Samantha Morton

The bigotry question goes both ways. There's a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. None of it gets covered by the news media. -Newt Gingrich

I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. -Newt Gingrich

People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. -Thomas Kinkade

I don't have to listen to the Gospel on Sunday to know the stories of the New Testament. They inform so much of what I write that they're practically like a news scrim that goes through my brain 24/7. -Anna Quindlen

People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun. -Samuel L. Jackson

I didn't look at any of the newspapers, I look at the pictures sometimes, but apart from that I don't read them. -Tom Daley

We're news junkies in my house. -Stephen King

I don't read all the newspapers. -Greg Rusedski

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

All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment. -Sienna Miller

The newspapers turn a blind eye to how they get their material as long as they have great photographs. -Sienna Miller

I take in a lot of stuff from real life, movies, television, news and it all gets mixed in my head and somehow turns into a story idea. -Janet Evanovich

I go to bars and restaurants, and I sit and I eavesdrop on people and I watch people in shopping centers and, you know, I read the newspapers and I talk to the Trenton cops, and I just get a lot of information that comes in that somehow turns into a book. -Janet Evanovich

I finished high school, moved to Nashville for college, and set out to break into the music business. Every night when I called home with news of my experiences, my mom and dad would encourage me to keep taking those small steps. -Trisha Yearwood

When I'm not acting, I try to be normal, play golf, play hockey. It's funny because you're in this little bubble when you're working – you don't read books, you don't really keep up with the news, you're just living that life. -Taylor Kitsch

To wake up in England and have the newspaper on your front door with a headline that says, 'Ozzie's Beach Whale of a Daughter,' doesn't really do much for your self-esteem at all. -Kelly Osbourne

I was an English major in college, took a ton of creative writing courses, and was a newspaper reporter for 10 years. -Jennifer Weiner

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

In a newspaper, you only have so much room. It teaches you the value of getting to the point, of not pampering yourself with your glorious writing. I've always been much more interested in one powerful sentence that stays with you. That's my style. -Mitch Albom

In a highly competitive newspaper market, every editor needs to appeal to female readers to boost their circulation. -Rebekah Brooks

I've operated and launched newspapers all over the world. -Rupert Murdoch

I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that. -Steven Moffat

I honestly think that in five years time, television will be watched on computer screens anyway and you'll be doing multiple things. You'll be 'IMing' while you're watching a show and checking the news. -Mark Burnett

You know, when my dad was a racing fan in Australia he would follow Jack Brabham and sometimes only hear if he won two days after a race – when the result finally appeared in his newspaper. These days I can tweet something and it's all over the world in seconds. -Mark Webber

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 enjoyed having a reputation as being wild, but these days I try not to worry about what people think in the privacy of their own brain or what they write in the bizarre publicity of their own newspapers, because all of those things are meaningless. -Russell Brand

Journalism is straying into entertainment. The lines between serious news segments, news entertainment, and news comedy are blurring. -Drew Curtis

Most people treat the news media like the exercise bike they have in their basement. They're glad it's there but they never use it. -Drew Curtis

Most people I've talked to are convinced that they're not getting valuable information from news media anymore. I'm not talking about tinfoil-hatters either, these are intelligent people who believe their news media has failed them. -Drew Curtis

On the Internet, news is consumed a la carte. If someone shows up on the main page of a website and doesn't see anything of interest, they leave. This negatively impacts ad revenues. The solution on the Internet is to pack news websites full of things that will draw people in, regardless of whether they are news or not. -Drew Curtis

When you're a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you're like, 'God, why are they reading the newspaper?' When you're young, you're not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper's cool. -Fred Durst

If you're the village blacksmith and a model T comes along, you better become a mechanic. People's lives are better when they get news online versus having to wait for the morning paper. It's a lot more efficient, a lot more real time, a lot less waste. -Marc Andreessen

Newspapers with declining circulations can complain all they want about their readers and even say they have no taste. But you will still go out of business over time. A newspaper is not a public trust – it has a business model that either works or it doesn't. -Marc Andreessen

I think there'd be huge losses if there weren't newspapers. I know everything's shifting to the Internet and some people would say, 'News is news, what you're talking about is a change of consumption, not the product that's out there.' But I think there is a change. -Michael Connelly

A newspaper is the center of a community, it's one of the tent poles of the community, and that's not going to be replaced by Web sites and blogs. -Michael Connelly

There is no need to smear my name or to defame my character for the sake of news. -Ricky Williams

Never Googled myself. I use a computer for market quotes and news, but I've never Googled myself. But I have visited their headquarters. -T. Boone Pickens

It's been said that no man is a hero to a newspaperman, and I spent too many years as an ink-stained wretch. -David Simon

I used to love going on a junket and promoting a film when it was not a 24-hour news cycle, and when there weren't so many media outlets. You could actually talk about the film. -Debra Winger

If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be. -Eddie Van Halen

All the information you could want is constantly streaming at you like a runaway truck – books, newspaper stories, Web sites, apps, how-to videos, this article you're reading, even entire magazines devoted to single subjects like charcuterie or wedding cakes or pickles. -Mario Batali

Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global – that has a global presence that's involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away. -Alexei Sayle

The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change. -Amy Goodman

I started as a news photographer at the University Of Texas' Daily Texan. -Berkeley Breathed

Unfortunately, I don't get to read nearly as much as I want because I'm always working on my own stuff, either the novels or newspaper columns. -Carl Hiaasen

There is no writer's block in a newsroom. There's only unemployment block. -Carl Hiaasen

Obviously you have to make a profit to put out a newspaper. I'm not an idiot. But when the margins are in excess of 25 per cent you're talking about greed. -Carl Hiaasen

I got overwhelmed by the magnitude of the celebrity culture in America. My background is as a news journalist, and newsrooms in the US are shrinking – investigation teams are being terminated or shrunk on newspapers all around the country. The one aspect that's expanded is coverage of celebrity culture. -Carl Hiaasen

The one thing a lifetime in the newspaper business teaches you is pace – you spend all your time trying to make sure that the reader's going to finish what you're writing. -Carl Hiaasen

When you're given a newspaper column, you're not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say 'On the one hand this' and 'On the other hand that.' You're getting paid for your opinion. -Carl Hiaasen

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. -Carl Hiaasen

To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels. -Carl Hiaasen

With 24-hour news… the story moves on with the media. -Charles Kennedy

I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist. And she says, 'Well, I have some – it's not such great news, but here it is, but it's very small and we're just going to get in there and take it right out, right away, and then you'll probably have radiation.' -Cynthia Nixon

The only way to get gay issues off the front pages of Canadian newspapers is to grant gay and lesbian people our full civil equality and leave it alone. -Dan Savage

Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press. Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public. -David Brock

The five million people who watch cable news are the political nation, the people who really care. -David Frum

I get most of my news updates from electronic and social media. -LeVar Burton

So the good news is, if you're unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you're not hired for that job, see a lawyer – you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed. -Louie Gohmert

So the news that divorced fathers are to be denied a legal right to a relationship with their children, in the long overdue review of family law published this week, fills me with horror and despair. -Louis de Bernieres

I lost myself in the process and I realized how much I had identified myself with Maria Shriver, newswoman. When that was gone, I had to really sit back and go, 'Well, actually, who am I today?' -Maria Shriver

I started off wanting very much to be a newscaster. -Bob Iger

I was once hired to write a column for 'The Guardian' and then got fired before I'd submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most newspapers wait until I've written at least one piece for them before firing me. -Toby Young

I was on holiday recently and I came home to find that one of the papers here had 'bikini'd' me on the beach. I was wearing a grossly unflattering costume and they had published photographs of me taken from behind. I looked dreadful. I went into our local newsagent and bought up every copy. -Amanda Burton

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. -Thomas Sowell

My father was from the South and turned me into a news junkie at a very early age. I would sit and watch TV with him. -Karen Bass

A lot of the changes are so gradual that they don't even qualify as news, or even as interesting: they're so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it's the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic 'newsworthy' events. -Robert D. Kaplan

I don't have to deal with the issues of the daily news cycle. -Ron Suskind

By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there's more news that's falling into books. -Ron Suskind

Sjogren's is something you live with your whole life. The good news for me is now I know what's happening after spending years not knowing… I feel like I can get better and move on. -Venus Williams

I was looking through a newspaper and it was an audition for 'Kids Say the Darndest Things,' so I tried out. One thing led to another and I appeared on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'Oprah.' -JoJo

Chronic malnutrition, or the lack of proper nutrition over time directly contributes to three times as many child deaths as food scarcity. Yet surprisingly, you don't really hear about this hidden crisis through the morning news, Twitter or headlines of major newspapers. -Cat Cora

My positions on gun safety have remained consistent over the years, and have been on my website for years. Whether I'm in a tough re-election race, an easy re-election race, or if it isn't an election year, whether there's a high-profile tragedy in the news or otherwise, my position remains unchanged and on my website. -Brad Sherman

We assume that we've come so far as compassionate citizens of the world if we do choose to read the news, yet the attitude towards life can be one where we put blinders on and forget that there are civil wars going on. It's easy to forget that there are so many people starving to death every single day. -Anne Hathaway

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way. -Michael Buble

There has to be news at a place called Fox News. -Shepard Smith

When I hear people say that Fox News is right wing, I know that's not true, because I'm the one doing the news. It's my show, and there's no place for opinion on my show. It's uninteresting to me. -Shepard Smith

I like to cover news when it happens, not five years later. -Shepard Smith

I can make a song up about anything: garbage, the weather, things in the news. -Marvin Hamlisch

Local television is a slightly different story. It is under much more pressure in the same way that all local businesses are, whether that's a local newspaper, local radio or local television. But I think television in the aggregate is actually in very good shape. -Jeff Zucker

CNBC is a very serious-minded financial news network, and what we've seen thus far from Fox appears to be not as investment-focused or financially focused, and that's good for us. -Jeff Zucker

It's hard for anyone in the 24-hour news cycles that we all live in now to follow something that the first round is played in March and the final finishes in December. I understand the challenges there. -Jim Courier

I'm still a news junkie. I mean, I always was, I am now. -Joan Lunden

Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales. -David Remnick

To say that a humorist exaggerates to get big laughs, I don't see how that's big news. -David Sedaris

I do a lot of reading of news so I can be smarter, and I do a lot of watching TV news so I can know why Americans aren't very smart. Then I can point out the hypocrisy of politicians or the media. -Lizz Winstead

The government's view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn't want the public to dwell on is late on a Friday, when it will wind up in the Saturday papers, which if you were readers, then the week day editions. A holiday weekend is even better. -Bob Schieffer

The best thing about the Congress is that it is the last place where you can have face-to-face interviews and interaction with the newsmakers themselves. -Bob Schieffer

I am a hard-news journalist. That is what I do. -Candy Crowley

If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don't have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works. -Noam Chomsky

Science coverage could be improved by the recognition that science is timeless, and therefore science stories should not need to be pegged to an item in the news. -Richard Dawkins

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. -Zig Ziglar

I've got some news… I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon. -Adele

Sometimes, when you see the newspaper and you read something I said, you say, 'Oh, I can't believe he said that.' -Chris Christie

I've never been shocked by anything on television, except the news. -Justin Theroux

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

The last thing we want is politicians running newspapers, but so too we don't want newspapers running the government. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we've got beyond this media firestorm. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

If a musician wants to be an actor, everyone thinks that's pretty cool. But if an actor wants to play a song, even if they've been doing it for 40 years, that's bad news. -John Hawkes

I met Bill Clinton in 1977 while I was working as a news reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after we met, we began a sexual relationship that lasted for twelve years. -Gennifer Flowers

Despite my involvement in difficult and sometimes controversial questions I have received consistent support from the people of Ashfield. They have recognised that it is necessary to take difficult decisions, that newspapers do not always report fairly or accurately. -Geoff Hoon

I've been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. I'm 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues. -George Noory

My close proximity to many of the newsmakers can give me a different perspective about people in politics and what they might say than others who don't know them. -Greta Van Susteren

People often ask why I left CNN – I didn't like management. I liked my colleagues in the news gathering but the corporate culture that seized management when AOL came in (Steve Case and Gerry Levin) was disgusting. -Greta Van Susteren

'Cold Case Files' and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can't stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can't fit on a bumper sticker. -Hal Sparks

The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare. -Paul Ryan

When you think of couponing, you picture a mom cutting coupons out of the back of the newspaper. -Andrew Mason

I can't understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven't really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa – 60 percent of people in – infected with HIV are women. -Annie Lennox

Many of us get our news from social networks, blogs, and daily aggregators. -Chris Hughes

The Supreme Court has held that code is speech. And it doesn't matter that it's done on a computer or done face to face or done in a newspaper, reporting the facts of the world is protected speech. -Jimmy Wales

But me contradicting a news story is not going to make my words fact. It will just create a new news story. -Megan Fox

The good news is that real-world hands-on conservation is alive and well and catching on across the America I travel. -Ted Nugent

I was in the army, and to me it was like a newsreel. -Mel Brooks

For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week. -John Sununu

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices. -John Sununu

I'm not interested in breaking news. I'm interested in telling the story of what's going on and then trying to figure it out. -Glenn Beck

When you're true to yourself – not the audience that reads about me in the newspaper or sees a clip someplace, but the audience that actually comes and watches, just like Oprah – they get to know you and they sense something genuine. -Glenn Beck

The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe. -Terry Pratchett

I think the cartoons that they're children are watching, particularly 'The Simpsons,' they're OK. I think that the adult audience is making much too much of the danger that they imply. That's not the case. The danger for children today, honey, is the news. Keep them away from news on television. -Jerry Lewis

If you're going to give people 20 minutes of news satire, you've also got to give them Tiffani-Amber Thiessen or you're going to have rioting in the streets. -Jon Stewart

You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart. -Carol Ann Duffy

I do read movie blogs. I think what's really interesting – Probably everyone says this, but what's interesting is it, it takes away the power, from the newspaper magnates, so be it Murdoch or whatever. I mean, it's like the people taking it back. Isn't it? -Rachel Weisz

There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media. -Max Hastings

The first time I showed the tattoo, it was big news in the newspaper: 'She has a tattoo with a snake.' It's not a snake. -Li Na

I'm pleased to offer analysis of public policy and politics to the millions of Americans who get their news from Fox. -Evan Bayh

Mitt Romney says he believes in America and that he will restore American exceptionalism. I have news for him, we already have an exceptional American as president and we believe in Barack Obama. -John F. Kerry

I never wanted to write. I just wrote letters home from a kibbutz in Israel to reassure my parents that I was still alive and well fed and having a great time. They thought these letters were brilliant and sent them to a newspaper. So I became a writer by accident. -Maeve Binchy

Wouldn't it be great if our national news media had standards as high as the National Football League's? -Rush Limbaugh

Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African. -Whoopi Goldberg

I was a huge fan of 'Mad' magazine when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I'd scour used bookstores trying to find back issues, and I'd wait at the newsstand for a new issue to come out. My life revolved around it. -Al Yankovic

You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there's a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there's so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them. -Lena Dunham

I tried to steer the student newspaper toward more pertinent information instead of the usual gossip and bull. -Tom Bergeron

On the day I started college in 1979, no woman had ever been on the United States Supreme Court or served as the Speaker of the House. None had been an astronaut or the solo anchor of a network evening news broadcast. Not one had been president of an Ivy League college or run a serious campaign for president. -Dee Dee Myers

Exponential growth in access to the Internet, satellite television and radio, cell phones, and P.D.A.'s means that breaking news now reaches virtually every corner of the globe. -Dee Dee Myers

'Not again!' I thought to myself this morning, as news trickled out that John McCain was set to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Not again, because too often women are promoted for the wrong reasons, and then blamed when things don't go right. -Dee Dee Myers

One of the great things about 'Jericho' that is a parallel with 'Over There' is, in this country, we tend to forget the news we don't want to know about. We're so oversaturated with media and other images that we can turn our head a little bit. -Sprague Grayden

I do miss Glasgow but Malibu is home now. I love it here and when I do go back to Scotland it takes me a bit of time to acclimatise. I am a spoilt so-and-so. I live in the mountains of Malibu in the most gorgeous house and I phone my mum every day and tell her that I have got bad news – that it is only 70 degrees here. -Tommy Flanagan

I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors. -Tom Robbins

When newspapers started to publish the box office scores of movies, I was horrified. Those results are totally fake because they never include the promotion budget. -Francis Ford Coppola

I don't watch entertainment. I haven't watched in years. I want to see serious news. -Ted Turner

I've had the good fortune to have a much more diverse life than most people would, professional sports and television and news and movies. -Ted Turner

Good news doesn't necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one's fellow man. -Patti Smith

The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times. -Patti Smith

I'm afraid that this is me getting on my high horse now but we have yob television, yob newspapers, and funny enough whereas it was my mum and dad, school, police, church who used to set the standards, now it's tabloids and yob television who set the standards by which people live. -Gordon Strachan

The A-listers and the A+ listers, are reporting the news, they're not making it. -Guy Kawasaki

I just have friends that don't sell their pictures to newspapers. -Heather Mills

Why are we so obsessed with celebrity culture? We have front-page news about divorces instead of front-page news about global warming, about women being abused, about children being abused. We're going on a downward spiral. -Heather Mills

The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier. -Javier Bardem

In my case, I was covering politics in Texas as a newspaper man in the 1960's. -Jim Lehrer

I've traveled around the country and I read local newspapers and all of that, and it's a sad, sad thing to go from city to city and see the small newspapers and they're tiny. They're tiny not only in size but also in scope. -Jim Lehrer

Whenever there is news of a terrible shooting, I wonder why America has so miserably failed to enact even common-sense gun legislation. -Jon Meacham

We have got to make sure there is proper independent scrutiny and accountability for people in the press, just as there should be in any other industry where things go wrong. But let's not try and think it is for politicians or governments to tell people what they stick in newspapers. That is deeply illiberal. -Nick Clegg

I think that the days when newspaper barons could basically click their fingers and governments would snap to attention have gone. -Nick Clegg

I was cleaning out the pigsty at a farm in Wales, where my mother had rented a room, when the results of my final school exam were handed to me by the postman, along with the news that I had a state scholarship to Oxford. I had waited for this letter for so many weeks that I had abandoned hope, deciding that I had failed ignominiously. -Nina Bawden

The train we had so confidently boarded had been speeding at almost 100 miles an hour and it had derailed. Someone, I can't remember who, showed me a newspaper photograph of the carriage we had been sitting in tilted on its side on a station platform next to a large notice that said Welcome to Potters Bar. -Nina Bawden

When we are reporting the news, we make every effort to report it in as factual way as possible. -Joshua Micah Marshall

I look thuggish when I shave my head and wear big boots. I walk into a newsagent and people think I'm going to jump the counter. -Robert Smith

Portraying as human the people you hear about on the news doing bad things is dangerous. But it's also necessary and important. -Domhnall Gleeson

Wow, bad news. Mr. Obama now hates Israel because the Israelis want to build 1,600 apartments in their own capital city, Jerusalem. Russia hates Israel, too. So do the Europeans. So does Ban Ki-moon, a Korean who is secretary-general of the UN. -Ben Stein

Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them. -James Taylor

Anyone with a smart phone is a potential eyewitness cameraman capturing and transmitting stories at speeds that turn Reuter photos and traditional reporting into, well… yesterday's news. -Harvey Fierstein

I'm into politics, and I love watching the heavier news magazine shows. -Chelsea Handler

I've thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent. -Elayne Boosler

A study last year showed that the page you turn to first in the newspaper can be a predictor of how long you will live. No surprise, turning first to the Comics Pages prolongs your life. -Elayne Boosler

I think in daily newspapers, the way comic strips are treated, it's as if newspaper publishers are going out of their way to kill the medium. -Matt Groening

The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was – by the public. -Alastair Campbell

It's hard to listen to the news every day and have everyone saying you're the Antichrist. -Erin Duffy

I think the 24-hour news cycle has helped exaggerate the differences between the parties. You can always find someone on TV somewhere carping about something. That didn't happen 20 years ago. -George H. W. Bush

I take great pride in all the tremendous success we've enjoyed at CBS. And the good news is that I feel even more enthusiastic about what my terrific team and I will accomplish going forward. -Leslie Moonves

By the same token, I think news has more and more of a pro bono aspect to all the networks. When we do our election coverages throughout this coming year, it's not a money-maker for us. It is more of a public service situation. -Leslie Moonves

I was one of the first to read the 'ER' script and the good news is George Clooney still gives me credit for helping to launch his career. I had George Clooney under contract for four years in a row before 'ER' happened. He's one of the few who remembers the people who helped him. -Leslie Moonves

I'm a huge news junkie. I love what the news does. -Stephen Colbert

I'm not here to affect you politically or socially. I'm here to make you laugh. I use the news as the palette for my jokes. -Stephen Colbert

Libyans have to work together for a new Libya. They should keep in place the sinews of security. -Andrew Mitchell

I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings. -Carlos Fuentes

I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the 'Today' programme and item four on the news was: 'The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.' I lay there thinking that's interesting, then I realised it was me. -George Osborne

The positive news is that the British economy is continuing to grow and is creating jobs. And it is positive news too that at a time of real international instability we are a safe haven in the storm. -George Osborne

There's no such thing as good news in America. -Morrissey

When the news is good, the BBC view is: 'Get the government out of the picture quickly, don't allow them to say anything about it.' When the news is bad: 'Let's all dump on the government.' -Iain Duncan Smith

I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you're a Democrat. Sometimes that's good, obviously, and sometimes that's obviously bad. But in the news business, there's no such thing as Republican or Democratic news. News is news. -J. C. Watts

I am a big 'Ellen' fan. I have been one for quite a long time now. I used to do the local news talk shows with her in San Francisco, when we were both still kids. -Margaret Cho

The newspaper is, in fact, very bad for one's prose style. That's why I gravitated towards feature stories where you get a little more leeway in the writing style. -Tom Wolfe

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

I think that every minority in the United States of America knows everything about the dominant culture. From the time you can think, you are bombarded with images from TV, film, magazines, newspapers. -Spike Lee

From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it. -Dan Rather

I was really lucky to work at CBS news. I was blessed to be able to live my dream in many ways at CBS news. -Dan Rather

And for whatever reason I've loved the news since I can remember. I loved it when I was in elementary school. -Dan Rather

As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new. -Dan Rather

You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where – it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky. -Tony Blair

Today, models are able to share industry news, trends, and communicate with fans through Twitter, Instagram and blogs. So in a way, our position as models is way more personable and relatable. -Karlie Kloss

A lot of news is just entertainment masquerading as news. -Nate Silver

Never look for the story in the 'lede.' Reporters are required to put what's happened up top, but the practiced pundit places a nugget of news, even a startling insight, halfway down the column, directed at the politiscenti. When pressed for time, the savvy reader starts there. -William Safire

I always had to prove myself through my actions. Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper. -Halle Berry

The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins. -Russell Baker

The best discussion of trouble in boardroom and business office is found in newspapers' own financial pages and speeches by journalists in management jobs. -Russell Baker

It is fitting that yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom. -Russell Baker

Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of. -Russell Baker

I did everything – I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas. -Alex Trebek

I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it. -Larry Hagman

I barely watch TV apart from the news. Most of it is rubbish. There's all this reality nonsense and dross. I think there's a market for a well-produced, well-written melodrama like 'Dallas.' It's pure entertainment. -Larry Hagman

You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy. -Harry Styles

It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life. -A. J. Liebling

The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings. -A. J. Liebling

A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass. -A. J. Liebling

I've been known to throw watermelons, backstage, at people who are giving me news I don't want to hear. But I never aim for the head. -Tori Amos

Well, the first thing that clued me in to the fact that there was something really scary about breast cancer, way beyond the thought of dying, was coming across an ad in the newspaper for pink breast cancer teddy bears. I am not that afraid of dying, but I am terrified of dying with a pink teddy bear under my arm. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I've been on the cover of 'Time' magazine three times, not for my beauty but because what I was doing was newsworthy around the world. I've worked with teams all my life, but I've been nice and I've been kind. -Cheryl Tiegs

Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns. -Mike Royko

I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose – that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed. -Agnetha Faltskog

Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers. -Christopher Hitchens

When I first broke through, there was only NBC, CBS and ABC, and they had news in the morning and in the evening – there wasn't no 24-hour news. -Dick Gregory

Look, in 1800 the sainted Thomas Jefferson arranged to hire a notorious slanderer named James Callender, who worked as a writer at a Republican newspaper in Richmond, Va. Read some of what he wrote about John Adams. This was a personal slander. -Karl Rove

Things that appear on the front page of the newspaper as 'fact' are far more dangerous than the games played by a novelist, and can lead to wars. -E. L. Doctorow

It is quite widely known that I like shoes. This is not something that defines me as either a woman or a politician, but it has come to define me in the eyes of the newspapers. I wore a pair of leopard-print kitten heels to a Conservative Party Conference a few years ago and the papers have continued to focus on my feet ever since. -Theresa May

Tabloid news is tabloid news. -Elizabeth Edwards

When I began I thought that literature was contained within a bubble that somehow floated above the world commented upon by newspapers. But I became more and more interested in trying to include some of that world within my work. -Ian Mcewan

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I can't get enough of Obama news; latest polling, speeches, visits, reaction of world leaders. -Lucy Powell

Gone are the days when your indiscretions at university were recorded in a roneoed college newsletter of which there is only one copy left tucked in a filing cabinet at the back of a library. Today that same college newsletter is online, accessible by the whole world now and forever. -Malcolm Turnbull

Newspapers are busily experimenting with different models. Traditionally, and I suspect in hindsight very mistakenly, online news was free. And once given free access readers felt it was their entitlement. -Malcolm Turnbull

The proliferation of outlets that digital technology has enabled has itself contributed to the changing nature of what we regard as 'news' and the way in which many citizens perceive politics. -Malcolm Turnbull

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

It's not a 24-hour news cycle, it's a 60-second news cycle now, it's instantaneous. It has never been easier to get away with telling lies. It has never been easier to get away with the glib one liner. -Malcolm Turnbull

I come from a long line of people that write. My folks ran a weekly newspaper. -Sam Wyly

I'm over the moon to be involved in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special. I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever. -Katherine Jenkins

I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer. -Jane Pauley

In the beginning when I sat next to Tom Brokaw on the 'Today' show, the stories I was interested in were those having to do with women and children and learning and health. In those days, 25 to 30 years ago, that was called soft news, and not in a nice way. -Jane Pauley

Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional. -Ron Fournier

Most political journalists come to Washington because they're snappy writers, big thinkers, or news breakers. Me? My ticket to the big leagues had little to do with talent. It was mostly about the governor I was covering, Bill Clinton. -Ron Fournier

I've been leading newsrooms for a while now and it's been an honor serving as Editor in Chief of N.J., but I really think that my best shot at moving the needle in politics is by getting close to it – by reading, reporting, tweeting and writing. -Ron Fournier

The news that comes out of Pakistan is always geared toward terrorism and fundamentalism. But when you give people freedom of expression and the freedom to go out and be social and to express themselves, you will see a change. I see that coming about in my country. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Putin and his advisers don't understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don't realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue. -Alexei Navalny

People hear about stuff from their friends or a magazine or a newspaper. -David Byrne

I'm so reluctant to do newspaper interviews because it's so misleading how they interpret what you say. -Davy Jones

I love the way my weight fluctuates in the newspapers. It was 18 stone and then people look at a bad picture of me and add a few more stone on. I think the highest was 22 stone. -Johnny Vegas

I'm a news junkie. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I believe in breakfast. It's the one meal that my kids usually eat without a fuss, so that's huge. As for myself, I can't function without it, and I see it as a great way to get some healthy greens in, some coffee, and on a good day, maybe even some news of the world via the newspaper. -Samantha Bee

The American future is here, and there's great news: the future votes. -Rosario Dawson

I listen to music I'm looking to record or catch up on news and TV, whatever is on the TV at the gym! -Martina McBride

Let's use our stories to encourage listening to one another and to hear not just the good news, but also the pain that lies at the back of a lot of people's stories and histories. -Karen Armstrong

I'm old enough to remember the end of World War II. On Aug. 14, 1946, a year after the Japanese were defeated, most newspapers and magazines had single articles commemorating the end of the war. -Harry Browne

My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing. -Gene Hackman

Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship. -Eric Massa

I try to read all news sources – not just CNN or FOX, but worldwide papers and journals, to get opinions from every end of the spectrum – and then I like to try to find out the cut and dried facts – and go from there. -Eric Stoltz

Now I can broadcast to an audience of several million people on the 'Today' programme. I can talk about the day's news. But on radio, believe it or not, we have notes and scripts. And while we might ad lib the odd wryly amusing asides, they come at the frequency of a suburban bus. About one every 90 minutes. -Evan Davis

My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up. -Evan Davis

I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I'm not used to it. Most Bolivians don't wear ties. -Evo Morales

I guess you're happy if you have some kind of balance in you. I'm a human being. I have days when I feel paralyzed, days when I feel like a slug. Then I have days when I have good energy, I've read the newspaper and I've done different things. -Frances Conroy

I think most things I read on the Internet and in newspapers are propaganda. Everyone from the 'New York Times' to Rupert Murdoch has a point of view and is putting forth their own propaganda. They're stuck with the facts as they are, but the way they interpret and frame them is wildly different. -Frank Miller

When I was a kid it was big news when someone flew around the world in a little aeroplane, but nobody cared when I did it. Then, to rub salt into my wounds, the customs people ripped my aeroplane to pieces, looking for stuff. -Gary Numan

People are getting cynical about the news. It doesn't seem like there's one place to watch where you get the straight dope. You watch the channel that proves your point. -Jason Sudeikis

One big, glaring difference I can think of between Iraq and Vietnam is the news coverage. During the Vietnam War era, you had TV coverage of the war saturating the airwaves every night, and that coverage wasn't put through a military filter at all. -Mark Boal

You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it's a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist. -Dave Eggers

I worked at Salon.com way back when they started, and there's just unmeasurable value to distributing words online, too, but I still get my news from the newspaper in the morning. -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

I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper. -Dave Eggers

Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity. -Dave Eggers

I happen to have a public profile. Ditto newspaper editors. It's a result of what I do, not an end. -Steve Coogan

The tabloids operate in an amoral parallel universe where the bottom line is selling newspapers. -Steve Coogan

Personally, I don't even read bummer news stories about the environment because it makes me feel helpless to fix anything and reminds me that the general population doesn't treat these issues as an important part of our political life. -Rachel Dratch

Above all else stands the burning question of bipartisanship. Whatever else the politicians might say they're about, our news analysts know that this is the true object of the nation's desire, the topic to which those slippery presidential spokesmen need always to be dragged back. -Thomas Frank

The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it. -John Podhoretz

If I read a scary story in the newspaper, I find I'm haunted by it. -Karen Thompson Walker

Music isn't like news, where it's what happened five minutes ago or even 10 seconds ago that matters. With music, a song from the 1960s could be as relevant to someone today as the latest Ke$ha song. -Daniel Ek

The major newspapers simply stopped writing about me, and my voice could no longer be heard on radio or television. -Galina Vishnevskaya

I didn't actually know what a vegetarian was until I was 13 years old. I know in this day and age it's hard to believe that, but I think because I grew up on a farm, I wasn't indulged in magazines, newspapers, Internet, television. And so, for some reason, I was never exposed to what a vegetarian was. -Abbie Cornish

The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics. -Andrew Sullivan

People always want to pin yesterday's news on you, as opposed to asking you what you're going to do for the future, what you're doing today. -Corey Feldman

With every story that TV covers, somebody – some corporation, some shareholders – are making money. That's true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that's sold, somebody's making a dime. -Nancy Grace

I have to laugh when I receive newsletters from major personalities and when you hit reply, you get a 'do-not-reply' address. It's ridiculous! Don't you want your customers to reply to you? -Brendon Burchard

The largest newspaper in the United States is only reaching 1 percent of population. We are kind of assuming that 'Wall Street Journal,' 'USA Today,' and other newspapers are very important. Yes, they're extremely important, but only to 1 percent of the population on a daily basis. -Yuri Milner

It's ludicrous that my friends in California aren't able to legally get married. It's a civil rights issue. In 20 years we're going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it's going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the '50s. -Busy Philipps

I shoot for 'Extra' three times a week, and that's great for Las Vegas, too. In addition to interviewing stars who are here for shows, parties and premieres, I'll also get peoples' reactions to different news items and topical gossip. -Holly Madison

I read the 'Times' and 'Post,' but I have nothing against the 'Daily News.' I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true. -Andy Cohen

I always knew I wanted to be in front of the camera. But even after 10 years behind the scenes at CBS News producing live segments, celebrity profiles, and breaking news, I still hadn't been given the chance to be on TV. -Andy Cohen

Now the amygdala is our early warning detector, our danger detector. It sorts and scours through all of the information looking for anything in the environment that might harm us. So given a dozen news stories, we will preferentially look at the negative news. -Peter Diamandis

Bad news sells because the amygdala is always looking for something to fear. -Peter Diamandis

I would like to see every newspaper and every magazine have a network of bureaus all over the world, gathering news. -Nancy Gibbs

There's so much of a desire in the entertainment industry for newness, a desire to build somebody up and then treat them as old news within six months. I think you'd be naive if you didn't try to hold on to your own way of doing things. -Felicity Jones

Much good art got made while money ruled; I like a lot of it, and hardship and poverty aren't virtues. The good news is that, since almost no one will be selling art, artists – especially emerging ones – won't have to think about turning out a consistent style or creating a brand. They'll be able to experiment as much as they want. -Jerry Saltz

Art usually only makes the news in America when the subject is money. -Jerry Saltz

Cynics will say there are no good people out there. And if you read the papers and watch TV news you could be convinced of that. But there are good people. -Jan Karon

I often think about how my sons will come to know about September 11th. Something overheard? A newspaper image? In school? I would prefer that they learn about it from my wife and me, in a deliberate and safe way. But it's hard to imagine ever feeling ready to broach the subject without some impetus. -Jonathan Safran Foer

I'll turn on the TV or look at a magazine, and it's like, 'Who is this person?' And you find out they are from '16 and Pregnant,' and I'm like, 'Really? They're celebrities now?' You read about them on the news having fights and breakups, and I think, 'Well, of course.' -Josh Hopkins

I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom – 'Dear God. Here I am again.' Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in. -Bruce Robinson

Something's happened in our society which I don't think is beneficial, and that's that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now, every local station – I've been traveling around the country a lot, and you see the local news, and they give box-office reports. -Bryan Cranston

Cable news is more titillating to talk about who's up and who's down and all that nonsense as opposed to what's actually done. -Kal Penn

I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles… I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days. -Jenna Fischer

Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred. -H. G. Bissinger

Well I just always wanted to be a newspaper reporter. -H. G. Bissinger

I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page. -H. G. Bissinger

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