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Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

No news is good news. No journalists is even better. (Quote by - Nicolas Bentley)

Journalism - a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand. (Quote by - Lord Northcliffe)

I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet. (Quote by - Tommy Docherty)

Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to. (Quote by - Hannen Swaffer)

The faculty of attention has utterly vanished from the Anglo-Saxon mind, extinguished at its source by the big bayadère of journalism, of the newspaper and the picture magazine which keeps screaming, "Look at me." Illustrations, loud simplifications... bill poster advertising - only these stand a chance. (Quote by - Henry James)

Burke said there were three Estates in Parliament; but in the reporters' gallery yonder, there sat a fourth Estate more important than them all. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

A parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the Twenty-seven millions, mostly fools. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman. (Quote by - Junius)

To serve thy generation, this thy fate: "Written in water," swiftly fades thy name; But he who loves his kind does, first and late, A work too late for fame. (Quote by - Mary Clemmer)

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. (Quote by - Elbert Hubbard)

Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil. (Quote by - Jean de la Fontaine)

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

Being a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job description. (Quote by - Anna Quindlen)

Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. (Quote by - Frank Zappa)

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

Hear, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, Frae Maidenkirk to Johnie Groat's;- If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it: A chield's amang you takin notes, And, faith, he'll prent it. (Quote by - Robert Burns)

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness. (Quote by - Eric Sevareid)

Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last. (Quote by - Maureen Dowd)

In the real world, the right thing never happens in the right place and the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to make it appear that it has. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

I believe it has been said that one copy of the "Times" contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides. (Quote by - Richard Cobden)

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. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. (Quote by - Norman Mailer)

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. (Quote by - Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck)

The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with care, His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a chair, His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his head, His eyes on his dusty table, with different documents spread. (Quote by - Will Carleton)


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