55 Inspiring Journalism Quotes and Sayings for Every Journalist

55 Inspiring Journalism Quotes and Sayings for Every Journalist
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Tripboba.com - From a couple of centuries ago until nowadays, journalism is an important activity for gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news that we need in our daily life. Without journalism, we can't get updated information from all around the world.

So, here are 55 inspiring journalism quotes compiled by Tripboba to inspire every journalist. If you also have your own journalism quotes, please share them with us through the comment section below.

But first, let's check the journalism quotes compiled by Tripboba out!

Quotes About Journalism

Quotes About Journalism
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  • "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want to be printed: everything else is public relations." - George Orwell
  • "Good journalism should challenge people, not just mindlessly amuse them." - Carl Bernstein
  • "Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air." - Henry Anatole Grunwald
  • "Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down." - Tom Brokaw
  • "Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one." - H. L. Mencken
  • "Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job: who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honor." - John Pilger
  • "Journalism is straying into entertainment. The lines between serious news segments, news entertainment, and news comedy are blurring." - Drew Curtis
  • "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "The four pillars of wisdom that support journalistic endeavors are: lies, stupidity, money-grubbing, and ethical irresponsibility." - Marlon Brando
  • "Italian journalism is free because it serves one cause and one purpose... mine!" - Benito Mussolini
  • "The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not:  World domination." - Akbar S. Ahmed
  • "Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism." - Graham Greene
  • "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." - William Tecumseh Sherman

Funny Journalism Quotes

Funny Journalism Quotes
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  • "In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right." - Ellen Goodman
  • "The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read." - Oscar Wilde
  • "I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying - it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off." - Molly Ivins
  • "Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it." - John Hersey
  • "Journalism is organized gossip." - Edward Eggleston
  • "Dealing with the media is more difficult than bathing a leper" - Mother Teresa
  • "Journalists aren't supposed to praise things. It's a violation of work rules almost as serious as buying drinks with our own money or absolving the CIA of something." - P. J. O'Rourke
  • "Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • "A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling." - Otto von Bismarck
  • "The tragedy of journalism is that these are people doing their best work." - Tom Stoppard
  • "Journalists are like dogs, whenever anything moves they begin to bark." - Arthur Schopenhauer
  • "Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine." - Walter Cronkite
  • "People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news." - A. J. Liebling
  • "The best fiction is far more true than any journalism." - William Faulkner
  • "Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one." - Jean de La Fontaine
  • "Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can't reach." - Hunter S. Thompson
  • "When there is good news, and it is news, we do report it, but usually news is a record of human failure. Those wanting to celebrate human accomplishment are, as someone said, advised to go to the sports section." - Linda Ellerbee

Journalism Quotes Inspirational

Journalism Quotes Inspirational
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  • "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." - Malcolm X
  • "There can be no higher law in journalism than, to tell the truth, and to shame the devil." - Walter Lippmann
  • "Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable." - Marguerite Duras
  • "If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist." - Norman Mailer
  • "It sometimes takes a while for executives to figure out that the reporters they think of as little bugs to be squashed or spun can be more powerful than they are." - Jonathan Alter
  • "The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism." - Carl Bernstein
  • "Money is a great power today. Men sell their souls for it. Women sell their bodies for it. Others worship it. The money power has grown so great that the issue of all issues is whether the corporation shall rule this country or the country shall again rule the corporations." - Joseph Pulitzer
  • "The media only report stupid or careless answers, not stupid or unfair questions." - Colin Powell
  • "The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character." - Lyndon B. Johnson
  • "I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism." - Aaron McGruder
  • "Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States." - Julian Assange
  • "Government without a tough and vibrant media is not an option for the United States of America." ~ Barack Obama

Famous Journalism Quotes

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  • "You can't serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line." - Carl Bernstein
  • "If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails of that country will be filled with good people." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  • "With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms." - Hunter S. Thompson
  • "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism." - Burton Rascoe
  • "I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate." - Marguerite Duras
  • "We cannot make good news out of bad practice." - Edward R. Murrow
  • "Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true." - Lewis H. Lapham
  • "The bigger the information media, the less courage, and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness." - Eric Sevareid
  • "I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet." - Tommy Docherty
  • "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." - Clive Owen
  • "I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust." - Charles Baudelaire

That's all journalism quotes compiled by Tripboba, now it's time to share yours!


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