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Quotations about Journalism


Journalism plays a vital role in society, serving as a watchdog, a voice for the marginalized, and a conduit for information and public discourse. Journalists have the noble task of uncovering stories, investigating issues, and delivering news that informs, engages, and challenges. In this compilation, we explore the lighter side of journalism, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, ironic, and sometimes absurd aspects of this demanding profession. So, grab your notepad, sharpen your pencil, and join us as we embark on a journey filled with laughter and journalistic wit.

Prepare to be entertained as we present a compilation of funny quotations about journalism. While journalism is often associated with serious reporting and the pursuit of truth, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the world of newsrooms and reporters. From witty remarks on the pressures of deadlines to humorous reflections on the challenges of unbiased reporting, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of journalism.

quotations about journalism

"Journalism is literature in a hurry." Matthew Arnold (English poet, 1822-1888)

"Journalism is in fact history on the run." Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (English artist, 1794-1852)

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the *ignorance of the community.*family.*city bankers.* Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once." Cyril Connolly (English writer, 1903-74)

"Ever noticed that no matter what happens in one day, it exactly fits in the newspaper?" Jerry Seinfeld (American comedian, 1954-)

"People who read tabloids deserve to be lied to." Jerry Seinfeld (American comedian, 1954-)

Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of *filling the space.*selling a story.*the week.* Rebecca West (English novelist and journalist, 1892-1983)

"Exclusives aren't what they used to be. We tend to put 'exclusive' on everything just to annoy other papers. I once put 'exclusive' on the weather by mistake." Piers Morgan (English journalist, 1965-)

"I read the newspapers *avidly.*sometimes.*on the train.* It is my one form of continuous fiction." Aneurin Bevan (British Labour politician, 1897-1960)

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." John B. Bogart (American journalist, 1848-1921)

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed." Elbert Hubbard (American writer, 1859-1915)

Journalism could be described as turning one's enemies into *money.*stone.*friends.* Craig Brown (British satirist, 1957-)

"I've been watching the TV News for forty years. It hasn't got any better." Michele Brown (British writer and publisher, 1947-)

"More than one newspaper has been ruined by the brilliant writer in the editor's chair." Lord Camrose (British newspaper proprietor, 1879-1954)

"Let's face it, sports writers. We're not hanging around with brain surgeons." Jimmy Cannon (American journalist, 1910-73)

"Journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive." G. K. Chesterton (English novelist, 1874-1936)

"The first law of journalism – to confirm *existing prejudice*the truth*the weather* rather than contradict it." Alexander Cockburn (Irish-born American journalist, 1941-2012)

"To rinse the gutters of public life you need a gutter press." Boris Johnson (British Conservative politician, 1964-)

"The British Press is always looking for stuff to fill the space between their cartoons." Bernadette Devlin McAliskey (Northern Irish politician, 1947-)

"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets." Napoleon I (French emperor, 1769-1821)

"I like to do my principal research in bars, where people are more likely to tell the truth or, at least, lie less convincingly than they do in briefings and books." P. J. O'Rourke (American humorous writer, 1947-)

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between *a bicycle accident*a natural disaster*the weather* and the collapse of civilization." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"Journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900) describing the difference between journalism and literature

"Rock journalism is people *who can't write*like you*from Mars* interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read." Frank Zappa (American rock musician, 1940-93)

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