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

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them. (Quote by - Adlai E. Stevenson)

You can crush a man with journalism. (Quote by - William Randolph Hearst)

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

Journalism consists largely in saying 'Lord Jones died' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Television has a real problem. They have no page two. Consequently every big story gets the same play and comes across to the viewer as a really big, scary one. (Quote by - Art Buchwald)

The great art in writing advertisements is the finding out a proper method to catch the reader's eye; without which a good thing may pass over unobserved, or be lost among commissions of bankrupt. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. (Quote by - Aneurin Bevan)

The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow. (Quote by - Christopher Morley)

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable. (Quote by - Marguerite Duras)

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. (Quote by - Lemony Snicket)

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

Newspapers have developed what might be called a vested interest in catastrophe. If they can spot a fight, they play up that fight. If they can uncover a tragedy, they will headline that tragedy. (Quote by - Harry A. Overstreet)

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Journalism is merely history's first draft. (Quote by - Geoffrey C. Ward)

Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything; The world's a fine believing world, write news. (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast. (Quote by - William Tecumseh Sherman)

Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied. (Quote by - Otto von Bismarck)

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets. (Quote by - Napoleon)

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. (Quote by - David Brinkley)

Nobody's interested in sweetness and light. (Quote by - Hedda Hopper)

What's the difference between a 3-week-old puppy and a sportswriter? In 6 weeks, the puppy will stop whining. (Quote by - Mike Ditka)

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. (Quote by - Arthur Miller)

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news. (Quote by - Charles Anderson Dana)


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