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The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.
Art is art, and journalism is journalism.
Journalism is a flawed profession, but it has a self-correcting mechanism. The rule of journalism is: talk to everybody.
Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It's conducted more on the screen and less in bars, which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another, which is what one's after.
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists.
Journalism is always the art of the incomplete. You get bits and pieces.
I try very hard to maintain the confidence of my sources by speaking candidly with them, honoring agreements about the use of our conversation, and practicing journalism in an honest and straightforward way.
Fiction just has a lot more room for ambivalence and internal conflict, contradiction, and for me that sums up so much of what people felt after 9/11 - confusion even. And I think that's hard to capture in journalism.
Journalists are in the same madly rocking boat as diplomats and statesmen. Like them, when the Cold War ended, they looked for a new world order and found a new world disorder. If making and conducting foreign policy in today's turbulent environment is difficult, so is practicing journalism.
I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.
Journalism, for me, has always been a calling. There are things that must be exposed to the light, truths that must be uncovered, stories worth risking your life for.
There are a lot of really good skills you get from doing journalism - it completely changed my world and how I interact with other people.
Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don't see that anymore.
As I got into my teens, I started reading better books, beginning with the Beats and then the hippie writers, people like Wallace Stegner up in Northern California, and all the political New Journalism stuff, the Boys on the Bus dudes and Ken Kesey.
Journalism classes would have been interesting to me.
While the web is very much the first draft of history, a rough-cut, it still has to be good journalism, well-sourced, reliable. Clearly, the printed form is going to have more effort put into it, going to be more reflective and relevant.
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
At Gallaudet, deafness isn't an issue. You don't even think about it. Students can pay attention to accounting or psychology or journalism. But when a deaf person goes to another college, no matter how supportive it is, that person doesn't get the same access.
I. King Jordan
Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.
Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism.
Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.
I was attracted to filmmaking in college because of my love of storytelling. You can have such an impact and reach a broader audience than conventional journalism.
Leonardo da Vinci
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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