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Journalism is literature in a hurry. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence? (Quote by - Mary Clemmer Ames)

The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not: World domination. (Quote by - Akbar S. Ahmed)

If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails of that country will be filled with good people. (Quote by - Daniel Moynihan)

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

Harmony seldom makes a headline. (Quote by - Silas Bent)

I would . earnestly advise them for their good to order this paper to be punctually served up, and to be looked upon as a part of the tea equipage. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it? (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

You (reporters) should have printed what he meant, not what he said. (Quote by - Earl Bush)

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Caused by a dearth of scandal should the vapors Distress our fair ones--let them read the prayers. (Quote by - David Garrick)

They consume a considerable quantity of our paper manufacture, employ our artisans in printing, and find business for great numbers of indigent persons. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

The idea that media is there to educate us, or to inform us, is ridiculous because that's about tenth or eleventh on their list. (Quote by - Abbie Hoffman)

You should always believe all you read in the newspapers, as this makes them more interesting. (Quote by - Rose Maccaulay)

Did Charity prevail, the press would prove A vehicle of virtue, truth, and love. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. (Quote by - Finley Peter Dunne)

None of our political writers . . . take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords and Commons . . . passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in the community . . . the Mob. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

Try to be conspicuously accurate in everything, pictures as well as text. Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting. (Quote by - William Randolph Hearst)

He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks; News from all nations lumbering at his back. (Quote by - William Cowper)

If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. (Quote by - Malcolm X)

With all the mass media concentrated in a few hands, the ancient faith in the competition of ideas in the free market seems like a hollow echo of a much simpler day. (Quote by - Kingman Brewster, Jr.)

Remember, son, many a good story has been ruined by over-verification. (Quote by - James Gordon Bennett)

Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it. (Quote by - William Randolph Hearst)


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