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There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page.
I wrote about four novels before I wrote a word of journalism.
When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don't see that anymore.
You're under pressure when you produce facts. You're working with facts in journalism, but you're under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.
I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at 'In These Times', and it's in my blood.
In the end, Dan Rather's legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism.
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.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
Journalism classes would have been interesting to me.
The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.
We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?
The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Lewis H. Lapham
I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail.
Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won't get it later on.
I got into journalism because I came of age in the '60s. It just seemed one way for me to get things done.
Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners.
Memory is the personal journalism of the soul.
The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters.
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
Journalism is in fact history on the run.
Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
Journalism as theater is what TV news is.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, if you start the clock, then 47 journalists, reporters, cameramen, photographers have been killed in Russia since the fall of communism. That makes it the third most deadly country on Earth to practice journalism. That's not a record to be proud of.
You're required to be outspoken in journalism, and in television you're exposed anyway, because everyone watches it.
I went into broadcast journalism. I loved every class I took, I just got anxious because I came to the realization that you're groomed in high school to get good SAT scores to get into a good college or else you're done for.
All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world.
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