Journalists Quotes

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Tina  Brown
“Powerful women always interpret hostility as unrequited love.”
Tina Brown

Bertrand Russell
“I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the Labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race—I am ashamed to belong to such a species.”
Bertrand Russell, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

Chelsea Cain
“Ugly people kill people all the time. But when pretty people did, it got attention.”
Chelsea Cain, Kill You Twice

Oscar Wilde
“In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Margaret Atwood
“The newspaper journalists like to believe the worst; they can sell more papers that way, as one of them told me himself; for even upstanding and respectable people dearly love to read ill of others.”
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

Hunter S. Thompson
“Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.”
Hunter S. Thompson

W.B. Yeats
“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 Yeats

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Most info-Web-media-newspaper types have a hard time swallowing the idea that knowledge is reached (mostly) by removing junk from peoples heads”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Adlai E. Stevenson II
“Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II

Stella Gibbons
“The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm

Tom Rachman
“They had holes to fill on every page and jammed in any vaguely newsworthy string of words provided it didn't include expletives, which they were apparently saving for their own use around the office.”
Tom Rachman, The Imperfectionists

“I would tell young journalists to be brave and go against the tide. When everyone else is relying on the internet, you should not; when nobody's walking, you should walk; when few people are reading profound books, you should read. ... rather than seeking a plusher life you should pursue some hardship. Eat simple food. When everyone's going for quick results, pursue things of lasting value. Don't follow the crowd; go in the opposite direction. If others are fast, be slow. -- Jin Yongquan”
Judy Polumbaum, China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

“I think journalism anywhere should be based on social justice and impartiality, making contributions to society as well as taking responsibility in society. Whether you are capitalist or socialist or Marxist, journalists should have the same professional integrity. --Tan Hongkai”
Judy Polumbaum, China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

Sebastian Horsley
“I didn't want to tell Mother I worked as a journalist. She thought I was a prostitute. Locking yourself in a room and inventing characters and conversations which do not exit is no way for a grown man to behave.”
Sebastian Horsley

W.B. Yeats
“...nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness.”
William Butler Yeats

“I used to think the most important thing for a reporter was to be where the news is and be the first to know. Now I feel a reporter should be able to effect change. Your reporting should move people and motivate people to change the world. Maybe this is too idealistic. Young people who want to be journalists must, first, study and, second, recognize that they should never be the heroes of the story. ..A journalist must be curious, and must be humble. --Zhou Yijun”
Judy Polumbaum, China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

Tom Rachman
“As touchy as cabaret performers and as stubborn as factory machinists....”
Tom Rachman, The Imperfectionists

“I think that of all the principles for journalism, the most important is to complicate simple things and simplify complicated things. At first sight, you may think something is simple, but it may conceal a great deal. However, facing a very complex thing, you should find out its essence. -Jin Yongquan”
Judy Polumbaum, China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

“Our stable and eternal verities are being challenged. There's a kind of postmodern breakdown in journalism. The breadth of information sources and the speed of transmission are growing; but the traditional gravity of news has eroded. -Jin Yongquan ”
Judy Polumbaum, China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

“Media work needs ideals. Maybe thirty years from now, after I retire, I'll see the media mature and make the transition from political party, interest group, and corporate to truly public. But over the next ten years, the encroachment of commercialism and worldliness will loom much larger than the democratization we imagine. -Jin Yongquan in China Ink”
Judy Polumbaum

Alexis  Hall
“I tried to remind myself that journalists were like tyrannosauruses. Their vision was based on movement.”
Alexis Hall, Boyfriend Material

Christopher Manske
“The profession of journalism is an important one and considered by many to be a mandatory component of a free society. Will you get access to the brightest minds and greatest reporters for free? Perhaps, but if we hope to continue to see their best work, society needs to support them properly. Be a paid subscriber.”
Christopher Manske, The Prepared Investor: How to Prevent the Next Crisis from Affecting Your Financial Independence

“Progress belongs to those who ask questions; the smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Everyone with a phone is a "journalist" these days. Traditional mainstream media resent that loss of power and market share, and so they have had their journalists diversify into owned political activists.”
Robert Black

“It is all too natural for people who have been wronged or humiliated-- or feel they have been-- to harbor the fantasy that a writer will come along on a white steed and put everything to rights. As MacDonald v McGinniss illustrates, the writer who comes along is apt to only make things worse. What gives journalism its authenticity and vitality is the tension between the subject's blind self-absorption and the journalist's skepticism. Journalists who swallow the subject's account whole and publish it are not journalists but publicists.”
Janet Malcom

Janet Malcolm
“Fortunately for readers and writers alike, human nature guarantees that willing subjects will never be in short supply. Like the young Aztec men and women selected for sacrifice, who lived in delightful ease and luxury until the appointed day when their hearts were to be carved from their chests, journalistic subjects know all too well what awaits them when the days of wine and roses-- the days of the interviews-- are over. And still they say yes when a journalist calls, and still they are astonished when they see the flash of the knife.”
Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer

Laura Chouette
“You should never write about
what the world wants to read -
instead, write about
everything you want the world to read.”
Laura Chouette

Germany Kent
“In addition to curiosity and a passion for innovation, the most successful journalists are also knowledgeable, creative, flexible, and open-minded.”
Germany Kent

T.W. Lawless
“Better to be an active old working dog than one lying around the house waiting to die - Peter Clancy.”
T.W. Lawless

Germany Kent
“Journalism is all about headlines and deadlines. The adrenaline rush is real so if the news doesn't interest or invigorate you, this is probably not the profession for you.”
Germany Kent

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