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In a way, film and television are in the same sort of traumatic trance that print journalism is. The technology has outpaced our comprehension of its implications.
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.
I'm in the reporting part of journalism.
I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.
I don't think there's any connection between my journalism career and my film career. They are two totally different mediums and very different skills.
There's not a better job in journalism than the one we have, seriously on '60 Minutes' - not a better job.
In journalism I can only tell what happened. In fiction, I can show it.
Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room - and inside the character's heads.
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.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.
My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been.
I'm not in the judgment part of journalism.
I'm an expert on the NewsHour and it isn't how I practice journalism. I am not involved in the story. I serve only as a reporter or someone asking questions. I am not the story.
I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world.
I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.
I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art.
I've had a lot of fun, and when I talk to kids in journalism schools, I say, look, I know what the journalism teachers tell you that this is a great way to perform public service and all that, but I say the main reason, if you decide what you want to do is be a reporter, the main reason you want to do it is because it's just so much fun.
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.
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.
I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend.
I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism, such as comic strips and radio.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
After Watergate, which happened when I was in college, I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world. It sounds corny, but to wake the public up, to serve a higher cause.
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