Journalism sayings

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◆ The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it
- Alexander Cockburn99
◆ Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
- Hedrick Smith99
◆ Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
- Cyril Connolly99
◆ Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
- Thomas Griffith99
◆ No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist
- Karl Kraus99
◆ Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
- Lord Northcliffe99
◆ Most rock journalism is people who can not write interviewing people who can not talk
- Frank Zappa99
◆ [Ken] Kesey practices what has come to be known as gonzo journalism. The reporter, often intoxicated, fails to get the story but delivers instead a stylishly bizarre account that mocks conventional journalism.
- R Z Sheppard99
◆ Journalism is the art of collecting varying kinds of information (commonly called "news") which a few people possess and of transmitting it to a much larger number of people who are supposed to desire to share it.
- Henry R Luce99
◆ Most journalists are restless voyeurs who see the warts on the world, the imperfections in people and places. gloom is their game, the spectacle their passion, normality their nemesis.
- Gay Talese99
◆ The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
- Thomas Griffith99
◆ I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. . . . The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
- William Butler Yeats99
◆ Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.
- Dan Rather99
◆ Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once
- Cyril Connolly99
◆ Journalism's ultimate purpose [is] to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger99

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