literature in a hurry. Matthew Arnold, poet.
Are journalists lazy?
Reporters are faced with the
daily choice of either painstakingly researching
stories or writing whatever people tell them.
Both approaches pay the same. Dilbert
What do journalists think
Foreign journalist: He’s
someone who flies around from hotel to hotel and
thinks the most interesting thing is that he has
arrived to cover it. Tom Stoppard, playwright.
Editor: a person employed by
a newspaper to separate the wheat from the chaff
and to see that the chaff is printed. Elbert
Hubbard, US writer, printer and editor.
Journalism is the only thinkable
alternative to working. Jeffrey Bernard, columnist.
What do others think
The shallowest people on the
ridge of the earth. William Butler Yeats,
The fact that a man is a newspaper
reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
Lyndon B Johnson, US President.
I read the newspapers avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction. Aneurin
Bevan, Welsh politician.
Are journalists honest?
You cannot hope to bribe or twist
(thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing
what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion
to. Humbert Wolfe, British Poet.
Journalists say a thing they
know isn’t true, in the hope that if they
keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
Arnold Bennett, playwright.
Are journalists rude?
Bad manners make a journalist.
Oscar Wilde, poet/playwright.
What is news?
News is People. Harold Evans,
News is all the things people
want to keep out of the press. All the rest is
advertising. H L Menken, columnist.
News is the first rough draft
of history. Ben Bradlee, editor.
It’s amazing how all the
news that happens in the world every day always
just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld,
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