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Journalism has a special, hallowed place for stories of its practitioners' persecution.
Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.
Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.
Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism.
Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life.
Serious journalism need not be solemn.
Joe Klein is the flower of American political journalism, a sharp raconteur who shows traces of the gonzo style that was in vogue when he was honing his craft at Rolling Stone back in the day.
Americans have known about mounting inequality and king-sized Wall Street bonuses for years. But we also had an entire genre of journalism dedicated to brushing the problem off.
I find it interesting, the different rules that apply to journalism and drama, even though journalism has become more and more about entertainment, and entertainment has become more and more about journalism.
Gus Van Sant
The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know.
There is no doubt that the way journalism worked when I was growing up and getting started has changed forever.
I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources.
Ratings don't last. Good journalism does.
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance.
For me, journalism has been more a matter of projecting a particular approach to covering policies, to covering issues. It was a continuation of what I tried to do in government.
I would love to be associated with some sports organization. I was a journalism major. That's kind of intriguing, to do something in the political-commentary arena.
J. C. Watts
I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.
Well, my background is journalism. I don't have any creative-writing experience except for one class I took as a sophomore in college.
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes; I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.
Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
I'm in the reporting part of journalism.
I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.
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