But what is the difference between literature and journalism ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
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.
Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform.
But what is the difference between literature and journalism? ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
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.
I gave up grave robbing when I took up journalism.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
I await the hour when a journalist can be driven from the press room for venal practices, as a minister can be unfrocked, or a lawyer disbarred.
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
Journalism is the art of collecting varying kinds of information (commonly called news) which a few people possess and of transmitting it to a much larger number of people who are supposed to desire to share it.
A lightweight, by definition, is a man who cannot assert his authority over the national press, cannot manipulate reporters, cannot finesse questions, prevent leaks or command a professional public relations operation.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good
Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.
Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence
There can be no press freedom when journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty and fear.
Journalism's ultimate purpose [is] to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests.
Al Gore has found a new job. He is going to teach journalism at Columbia University, which is ironic isn't it? The guy who did all the coke winds up going to the White House, the guy who didn't do coke goes to Columbia.
Journalism is the first rough draft of history.