Journalism--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Journalism—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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106 Page Quotation Collection on Journalism

This 106 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Journalism. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Journalism, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Journalism:

If your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.

--Tom Stoppard

A drop of ink makes thousands think.

--Robert S. Abbott

Of all the myths of journalism, objectivity is the greatest.

--Bill Moyers

We don’t print the truth. We don’t pretend to print the truth. We print what people tell us. It’s up to the public to decide what’s true.

--Benjamin C. Bradlee

Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

—Louis Brandeis

Digital media are in nearly every way superior to paper and ink, and represent, in essence, an upgrade in technology. But those giant presses and barrels of ink and fleets of delivery trucks were never what made newspapers invaluable. What gave newspapers their value was the mission and promise of journalism—the hope that someone was getting paid to wade into the daily tide of manure, sort through its deliberate lies and cunning half-truths, and tell a story straight.

--Mark Bowden

In recent years, both print and broadcast journalism have been the subject of a growing if irrational suspicion—sometimes expressed in high places—that the press is somehow to blame for unhappy events and trends, merely because it performs its duty of reporting them.

--William S. Paley

I have been reading the morning paper. I do it every morning—well knowing that I shall find in it the usual depravities and basenesses and hypocrisies and cruelties that make up civilization, and cause me to put in the rest of the day pleading for the damnation of the human race.

--Mark Twain

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.

--Jim Bishop

So let us today drudge on about our inescapably impossible task of providing every week a first rough draft of history that will never be completed about a world we can never understand.

—Philip Graham

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.

—Arthur ‘Bugs’ Baer

My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.

—Joan Didion

The New York Times is a Pulitzer Prize winning blanket for homeless people.

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USA Today is the official doormat of hotel rooms throughout the United States.

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There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads.

--Armstrong Williams

I have the worst job in America, or so the experts say. Worse than a job putting down sick puppies. Worse than being a closer for the Cubs. Worse than working for Kardashians. Analyzing factors such as pay, hours, stress, physical demands and the outlook for future employment, proclaims a newspaper reporter as the worst job, a step lower than being a lumberjack.

--Burt Constable

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

--Edward R. Murrow

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