Best Quotes by Journalists from Around the World

Journalism has changed a lot during the past decade. This change became prominent after the events of 9/11 when the world started seeing things from a very different perspective and became more dependent on information and communication that goes on different news channels. Journalism for many people has many definitions and all of these definitions are perceived very differently from different members of our society. 

Today, we have so many channels where there are so many news channels that portray a different side of the world we live in. Journalists and reporters are no longer dependent on a bulky TV camera and a suited individual who reads out the news to the people sitting in front of the camera. In the current digital age where we have the internet and different Cable TV channels and online streaming capabilities, journalism has become more approachable and easier to report. You can use Spectrum Select by Spectrum Cable TV or Spectrum Internet services to have a look at the current updates and events from around the world. Let’s have a look at different experts and the way they perceive journalism: 

“Fake news is a big thing in the field of Social Media Journalism. Fake news can be as simple as spreading misinformation. or as dangerous as smearing hateful propaganda.” (Fabrizio Moreira)

“We all have our likes and our dislikes. But… when we’re doing the news – when we’re doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we’re doing the daily news, covering politics – it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.” (Walter Cronkite)

“I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things, and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.” (Kate Adie)

“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.” (Hunter S. Thompson)

“Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.” (Marguerite Duras)

“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)

“Journalism is about bringing people to an event or something that they couldn’t attend.” (Chris Milk)

“As I occasionally survey the pack of sycophantic shih tzus in the Washington press corps, wriggling on their bellies to kiss the feet of those in power, I feel plumb discouraged about the future of journalism.” (Molly Ivins)

“A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.” Graham Greene

“From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.” (Isabel Allende)

“One of the biggest complaints readers have about my work is that I don’t tell them often enough what they can do. I do think this is an area where journalism sometimes falls short. We describe a really grim situation but don’t really explain to people what they can do about it.” (Nicholas Kristof)

“My cure for writer’s block is to step away from the thing I’m stuck on, usually a novel, and write something totally different. Besides fiction, I write poetry, screenplays, essays, and journalism. It’s usually not the writing itself that I’m stuck on, but the thing I’m trying to write. So I often have four or five things going at once.” (Jess Walter)

“They don’t have a lot of appointment viewing. What television depends on, one thing ‘Larry King Live’ was – whether you liked it, didn’t like it – it was appointment viewing.” (Larry King)

“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)

Final Thoughts

It will not be wrong to say that journalism and the way it works have changed around the world with time. Also, there are different points of view that experts have about journalism and its role in creating awareness in the society we live in.

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