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Great quotes about journalism

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments


“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.”

‘Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space’ — Rebecca West

“Journalism is in fact history on the run.” — Thomas Griffith

“In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right” — Ellen Goodman

“Journalism largely consists of saying “Lord Jones is Dead” to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once” — Cyril Connolly

“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.” — Burton Rascoe

“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil – remain detached from the great” — Walter Lippmann

“The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves — and the better the teacher, the better the student body.” — Warren Buffett

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” —

Henry Anatole Grunwald (an editor of Time)

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” — Henry R. Luce (co-founder of Time)

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