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Journalism Quotes


These are some of the best 'Journalism' quotations and sayings.

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A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society. Without criticism and reliable and intelligent reporting, the government cannot govern. For there is no adequate way in which it can keep itself informed about what the people of the country are thinking and doing and wanting.

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.

Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters' gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.

Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.

If I wrote a book about England I should call it What About Wednesday Week? which is what English people say when they are making what they believe to be an urgent appointment. See quote detail

Journalism has already come to be the first power in the land.

Journalism has become, and is becoming every day in even greater degree, the most important function in the community.

Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.

Just as it is the automobile manufacturer's business to sell transportation, so it is the newspaper owner's business to sell information and not advice nor propaganda.

Like Eden's dead probationary tree, Knowledge of good and evil is from thee.

That potent engine, the dread of tyrants, and of villians, but the shield of freedom and of worth. See quote detail

The best use of a journal is to print the largest practical amount of important truth, - truth which tends to make mankind wiser, and thus happier.

The criminal excesses of unlimited capitalistic liberty had soon been checked thanks to the unlimited liberty of the press. See quote detail

The daily newspaper sustains the same relation to the young writer as the hospital to the medical student.

The hired journalist, I thought, ought to realize that he is partly in the entertainment business and partly in the advertising business - advertising either goods, or a cause, or a government. He just has to make up his mind whom he wants to entertain, and what he wants to advertise. See quote detail

The news and the truth are not the same thing.

The newspaper is in all its literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct. See quote detail

The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous - licentious - abominable - infernal - not that I ever read them - no - I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.


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