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"Journalism is literature in a hurry." ~ Matthew Arnold

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The press has bravely and nobly eroded the public trust... What I'm advocating is the media come work for us again. Remove themselves from the symbiotic relationship that they have developed with the power structure of corporations and of the politicians. ~ Jon Stewart, C-Span, 10/14/04

The function of good journalism is to take information and add value to it. ~ John Chancellor

Journalism is a voyeuristic vocation that attracts to its employment many people who are often naturally shy and insatiably curious, and each day they are assigned to view the world with a critical eye and a detached sense of intimacy. ~ Gay Talese

There's a fine line between being pointedly eloquent and being a pain in the butt. We walk that line very carefully. I fall over the precipice now and then, but I try to pull myself back. ~ Anna Quindlen, USA Today, 4/6/04

The biggest improvement in the flow of information in America in our lifetimes is that no single group controls the news anymore. ~ Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, 1/13/05

Newspapers should have no friends. ~ Joseph Pulitzer

You can crush a man with journalism. ~ William Randolph Hearst

It (broadcast journalism) is a brutal arena where the knives are sharp and the toughest Kevlar vest in the world will not protect you forever. ~ Bill O'Reilly, 3/15/05

If you’re in Journalism and you’re looking for friends, you should get a dog. ~ Dan Rather, Real Time w/ Bill Maher, 11/17/06

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