Today's serious nonfiction writer is important to society because from a solid background of social sciences, combined with the journalistic skills of a reporter, one moves beyond the reporter function to the front edge of our emerging society.
It's a truism that denials never quite catch up with charges. Honest journalists who may have mistakenly printed false information know that the most prominent retraction never quite undoes the damage done by the original publication.
Never forget that if you don't hit a newspaper reader between the eyes with your first sentence, there is no need of writing a second one.
A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine.lord byron
Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job: who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour.john pilger
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.mark twain
Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?thomas carlyle
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. It is not a figure of speech, or a witty saying; it is a literal fact, - very momentous to us in these times.
The national religion in the United States is worship of all things military. And journalists are its high priests.
One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.
Journalists who make mistakes get sued for libel; historians who make mistakes get to publish a revised edition.
The Press is at once the eye and the ear and the tongue of the people. It is the visible speech, if not the voice, of the democracy. It is the phonograph of the world.
Journalism (definition): The art, or science, of representing life as a series of clichés.
I've always had standards about writing well. There is art in this business. There is potentially great art.
The art of a news reporter is to learn how to lull a victim, because all good reporters are confidence tricksters in embryo.
Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar. First of all, as they are instruments of ambition. A man that is by no means big enough for the Gazette, may easily creep into the advertisements; by which means we often see an apothecary in the same paper of news with a plenipotentiary, or a running footman with an ambassador.joseph addison
Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything; The world's a fine believing world, write news.
[The opposition Press] which is in the hands of malecontents who have failed in their career.
The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with care, His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a chair, His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his head, His eyes on his dusty old table, with different documents spread.will carleton
To serve thy generation, this thy fate: "Written in water," swiftly fades thy name; But he who loves his kind does, first and late, A work too great for fame.
I believe it has been said that one copy of the Times contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides.
He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks; News from all nations lumbering at his back.william cowper
The liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman.junius
We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Can it be maintained that a person of any education can learn anything worth knowing from a penny paper? It may be said that people may learn what is said in Parliament. Well, will that contribute to their education?
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villanous licentious abominable infernal not that I ever read them no I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.Richard Brinsley Sheridan