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    Choosing my favorite moment in journalism would be like picking a favorite among my children. I can't pick one favorite.

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    Chris Matthews can't start any sentence without 'Let me ask you this... ' And I love Chris Matthews! But almost everybody in journalism does it. Who's stopping you? Just say it!

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    David [Halberstam] kept on doing what he did because he loved it. One of the obituaries I read quoted him as saying that he did journalism for the same reason the great Julius Irving did basketball: He loved doing it even when he was having a bad day.

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    Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism.

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    Documentaries are a form of journalism.

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    Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.

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    ... Don [Hewitt, 60 Minutes exec producer] told me, "You have set broadcast journalism back 20 years." Naturally, I was both proud and elated although too modest to say so, but broadcast journalism recovered with alacrity, my contract wasn't renewed, and the incident was forgotten.

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    Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil. [Fr., Tout faiseur de journaux doit tribut au Malin.]

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    Everything in journalism is about the detail that makes the whole, the attempts to reproduce speech patterns while not actually quoting the whole thing the person said.

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    For David Halberstam journalism was a calling, not a job. You couldn't fire him and he wouldn't quit.

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    For me, fishing and journalism touched the same places in my head. In comparison with that of poets, the fly fishers' and the journalists' experiences are probably pale flavors, but they carry nonetheless a hint of ambrosia.

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    For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news.

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    Did Charity prevail, the press would prove A vehicle of virtue, truth, and love.

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    Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

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    Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists.

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    I am sure that I never read any memorable news in a newspaper.

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    Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law

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    Good journalism should challenge people, not just mindlessly amuse them.

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    Good journalism is good business practice; good business supports great journalism.

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    For some decades now, it seems, there has been a ukase in place in American journalism to the effect that Canada is entitled to one story per season.

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    I believe that 'advocacy journalism' is not an oxymoron. If that means that I'm going to disrupt the cable, partisan fracas of obsession over what this means from left and right, then so be it. I will be disruptive of it.

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    God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism.

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    I believe journalism is coming to be regarded as quite a respectable occupation for gentlemen nowadays.

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    I can only speak as an American, but most journalism here isn't doing its job any more. It's about selling stuff.

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    I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism.

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    I don't really like the way that journalism works in the UK anyway; it's all about getting the most shocking thing out of somebody and kind of twisting people's words, which isn't really journalism, as far as I'm concerned.

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    I eventually got a job with a television company, started to see how exciting journalism could be as a career, and decided that was what I wanted to do.

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    I don't think crowdfunding is a good idea for journalism in general. Good work should be supported by news organizations, and publishers should pony up money to support investigative reporting. But we're in hard times, so there are upsides and downsides to it.

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    I expected to go into journalism or law.

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    I find having a column a very difficult form of journalism. I'm not a natural like Tom Friedman and Anna Quindlen.

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    If an investigative reporter finds out that someone has been robbing the store, that may be 'gotcha' journalism, but it's also good journalism.

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    If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.

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    If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.

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    I found in investigative journalism it is always best, if you have any language skills, not to admit them.

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    I hope we never live to see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it.

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    [I am enthusiastic about journalism because] it's a craft that can ... galvanize an often complacent citizenry, and make a difference.

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    If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.

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    If you consider the great journalists in history, you don't see too many objective journalists on that list.

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    If you work in either journalism or politics... you will be flogged for being right and flogged for being wrong, and it hurts both ways-but it doesn't hurt as much when you're right.

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    I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at 'In These Times', and it's in my blood.

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    I have a journalism degree, but I'd rather be the person who is being written about rather than the person who is writing.

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    I love great journalism. I appreciate it. I love good news stories. I love great books. I love great articles. I appreciate them so much, and they've been part of my education as a woman.

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    I majored in journalism at Arizona State University, where I began writing the columns I write now, but I cannot, in good conscience, refer to myself as a writer. I'm a columnist, maybe a journalist, I guess I'm an author, but writer... no. That's not up to me to call myself, that's rather lofty. It's for the reader to decide.

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    I'm coming from journalism, but at the same time I'm tempted by poetry, politics, and maybe the idea of being a witness, a belief that you can still change things with the image.

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    I'm in the reporting part of journalism.

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    I'm not in the judgment part of journalism.

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    I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.

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    In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.

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    I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.

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    I never graduated, but I was kind of floating between journalism and art, because neither one wanted to claim me, as a cartoonist.