Best Journalism Quotes Ever to CBSnews

by mkleit

All quotes are taken from : CBS News

Number 10:
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Oscar Wilde
Number 9:

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson

Number 8:

There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.
Walter Lippmann

Number 7:

The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.
Samuel Johnson

Number 6:

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.
Albert Camus

Number 5:

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

Number 4:

(Aka: Whenever you can think up a reason to bring up Grace Kelly, do it.)
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Grace Kelly
Number 3:
News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising.
Lord Northcliff
Number 2:

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

Number 1: (You’ll thank us for this at the picnic.)

A news story should be like a mini skirt on a pretty woman. Long enough to cover the subject but short enough to be interesting.
Anonymous, linked to a Texas newspaper editor

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