Journalism

Found 16 thoughts of journalism

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

Aleister Crowley

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Henry Fielding

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

Elbert Hubbard

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning... a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.

Joseph Campbell

I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Thomas Jefferson

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

H. L. Mencken

Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.

Frank Zappa

Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

Jerry Seinfeld

Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits.

Stephen Leacock

Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele.

Bagdikian's Observation

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.

A. J. Liebling

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.

Norman Mailer

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.

Ben Hecht