Quotes about Journalism

"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.” — Thomas Jefferson
 
“My own view: there is a need for, and a demonstrated need for, more journalism now than there ever has been.”   — Jim Lehrer
 
 “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and shame the devil.” — Walter Lippmann
 
“I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” — Tom Stoppard
 
“It’s the duty of the newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”  —  Finley Dunne
 
“I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.”  — Bob Schieffer
 
“Journalism is, in fact, history on the run.”  — Thomas Griffith
 
“I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.”  — Joseph Pulitzer
 
“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
 
“The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.”  — John Gunther
 
“You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism.”  — Warren Ellis