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Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
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 had the most incredible English and literature teachers in school, and it really influenced my love of storytelling. It's what made me excited to study journalism in college. I love editorials and documentaries. All of that came from being given the opportunity to lose myself in good writing when I was a kid.
Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.
The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news?
I started in business journalism from the outside, so when I started writing about markets and business, I was struck by the fact that markets seemed to work well even though people are often irrational, lack good information and are not perfect in the way they think about decisions.
The larger truth, the universal truth that you can give in a novel, is far greater than what you can give through journalism.
A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.
When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that's what I was doing, but it wasn't true. What became important was to have a point of view.
Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.
My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism - certainly not politics.
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.
Just as infinite access to free music ultimately leads to no one making a living at music anymore, free journalism just doesn't pay for itself - particularly not when a search engine is serving all the ads.
The focus of entertainment is taking away from what the public needs as news. I think investigative journalism will always be important and always find its way, be it on the Internet or wherever.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
As much as I'm not a journalist, I use journalism. And when you photograph a relationship, it's quite wonderful to let something unfold in front of you.
When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar.
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.
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.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
I get labelled as just being about one thing, but there's lots of layers to what I do. It's just lazy journalism, but people start to accept it. If people spent an hour in my car driving around London and listening to the stuff I listen to, they'd hear some interesting stuff.
It's like I say to young people who ask me about going into journalism: If you want to be loved, don't go into this business.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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