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Media Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Media:

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.
~ Albert Camus.

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
~ Arthur Miller.

All newspaper writers have heard that the stuff they compose today has an excellent chance of being used to wrap tomorrow's mackerel.
~ Ira Berkow.

All of us learn to write by the second grade, then most of us go on to other things.
~ Bobby Knight.

Being a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job description.
~ Anna Quindlen.

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.
~ Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero-Worship.

Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
~ Elbert Hubbard.

A newspaper, as I'm sure you know, is a collection of supposedly true stories written down by writers who either saw them happen or talked to people who did. These writers are called journalists, and like telephone operators, butchers, ballerinas, and people who clean up after horses, journalists can sometimes make mistakes.
~ Lemony Snicket.

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
~ Henry Fielding.

It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.
~ Charles Osgood.

I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet.
~ Tommy Docherty, 1980.

Journalism - a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
~ Lord Northcliffe.

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
~ Matthew Arnold.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel Macon.

Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.
~ Jean de la Fontaine.

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
~ Erwin Knoll.

Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertiser's won't object to.
~ Helen Swaffer.

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
~ Charles Baudelaire.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.

I do not mean to be the slightest bit critical of TV newspeople, who do a superb job, considering that they operate under severe time constraints and have the intellectual depth of hamsters. But TV news can only present the "bare bones" of a story; it takes a newspaper, with its capability to present vast amounts of information, to render the story truly boring.
~ Dave Barry.

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