Journalism Quotes (931 Quotes)

    I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail to defend confidential sources. Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this. But I can't say that's the norm.

    I am excited and honored to have this opportunity, both as a CNN veteran who has done virtually every job in the organization and as a journalist dedicated to maintaining our stature as the world's most powerful news organization.

    Her travel writing was characterized by a high moral purpose and an overwhelming sense of justice. What distinguishes her journalism is her eloquent outrage and commitment to fair play.

    It was one of those situations where you have instincts as a reporter, and instincts as a human being. There are times when you are not thinking of stories, you are thinking of people's safety.

    With the number of labor-intensive acres going up in California, their behavior does not seem to suggest that they see a labor shortage, even if that's what they tell reporters. Farmers always think there's not enough labor. It's a very unpredictable business. You can't control the weather. The one thing you can push for is a lax immigration program, or a guest-worker program.

    And journalism itself has changed. News organizations and some journalists have transformed from their traditional role as watchdogs of power into institutions of power themselves with an ability, indeed, a susceptibility, to abuse that power.

    We have an extraordinary team of journalists and employees in this company who are absolutely dedicated to getting this paper out, no matter what the conditions are, people who lost their homes, who didn't know what had become of their families and who kept on working.

    A litterateur is not a confectioner, not a dealer in cosmetics, not an entertainer.... He is just like an ordinary reporter. What would you say if a newspaper reporter, because of his fastidiousness or from a wish to give pleasure to his readers, were to describe only honest mayors, high-minded ladies, and virtuous railroad contractors.

    In a telephone interview, Mr. Woodward said he had apologized to Mr. Downie for not disclosing his own part in such a long-running story long ago and said he had kept a deliberately low profile to protect his sources. The terms of engagement change when a reporter and reporters are being subpoenaed, agreeing to testify, being forced to testify, being jailed, ... That's the new element in this. And what it did, it caused me to become even more secretive about sources, and to protect them. I couldn't do my job if I couldn't protect them. And to really make sure that I don't become part of this process, but not to be less aggressive in reporting the news.

    Some journalists may be silenced through intimidation, others may be bought into compliance, but the end result remains the same because democracy cannot properly function without media which is genuinely free of governmental interference and control.

    Ideally, early in the planning stages, before reporters and photographers are assigned to a story, we like to be involved at that point, to make sure the content gathering keeps our needs in mind. If we don't find out about it until the night before, we're often not able to produce an interactive graphic.

    Don't commit to being a columnist unless you're willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources.

    I mean, is it journalism Is it just opinion Are we putting facts out there Are we trying to uncover stories And so, the issue comes up, what is the liability

    But Privacy Council CEO Larry Ponemon took a different tack in a conference call with reporters. I feel like the lone soldier attacking the hill, ... We don't see Passport as a large privacy issue here. Quite frankly, folks, Passport itself is not creating the kinds of privacy problems that are being advanced by EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) and others.

    What did this guy do wrong Was it having these views, or merely expressing them Expecting journalists not to develop opinions, strong opinions even, goes against human nature and the particular nature of journalists.

    One of the problems that we have as American journalists is that we bring the American cultural baggage with us and we plop it down and it follows us around and that's just a fact of life.

    Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame's name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson's wife was a CIA agent.

    To live his greatest day as a coach, Scott Long would have to relive his worst day as a player. The defensive ends coach of those 1-AA Missouri State Bears stepping up to play 1-A Arkansas in Saturdays 6 p.m. season opener at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Long was a starting Arkansas senior defensive tackle in 1992 when The Citadel of 1-AA stunned Jack Crowes Razorbacks, 10-3 in the season opener in Fayetteville. I talked to somebody about that yesterday, ... A reporter brought up that you are a I-AA school going to a 1-A and you have no chance. You can look at it all on paper like that. But it comes down to a group of 18 to 23-yearolds from Arkansas versus a group of 18 to 23-year olds from Missouri. Thats why we have to play it out and see how it comes. Every year things do happen.

    The international community should universally condemn China's record as a repressor of journalists' rights and its misuse of laws with the aim of suffocating criticism. China wants to be a major player on the world stage but when it attacks journalists in such a concerted manner it demonstrates that it is a country where the truth is not able to be told.

    In the National Football League, there are a lot of teams that the safeties are the leading tacklers on their football team and that is why we call them safeties. They have got to be good tacklers and at times, we can tackle and do tackle. Other times, it is just bad. That is just like someone trying to be a journalist and you have to teach them how to write. They are supposed to know how to write. If you are a defensive football player you are supposed to know how to tackle and if you can't, you are in the wrong profession.

    A government employee's actions in dealing with classified information is simply not the same as a private person, whether that person is a reporter or a lobbyist.

    I have been astonished by the reactions and apparent shame of some of the U.S. television reporters who seemed overwhelmed to discover that there actually is poverty in America, ... They made me want to grab my television and shout 'Hello, dear reporter, yes, America actually does have poor and underprivileged people as well. Hello, yes, the president might well be slow to react but at times like this, that's all that an over-burdened, out-of-touch president can be.

    I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air.

    From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it.

    The idea of coup plotters sharing their plan to oust an incumbent president with a reporter is ludicrous. Nevertheless, such unfounded reports give the Philippines a negative image before the international community,

    I'm not sure we think that people should just be able to come in and copy and essentially duplicate any sort of a press conference and just throw it up on the Internet. There ought to be some journalism involved here.

    Women I love women. Life would have been virtually zero without them. Journalism I really feel like I am a journalist... And courage I had a boat named Courageous.

    We are fortunate to have a journalist of Paul's stature leading our internal communications efforts. His broad newspaper experience, as well as technology and training expertise, will be a valuable asset to our communications team as we expand our employee communications efforts.

    About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.

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