"People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. (via Brainy Quote)"
A. J. Liebling

"If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own. (via searchquotes)"
Wes Nisker

"A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. (via Brainy Quote)"
Henry Fielding

"Reporter: 'I'm not trying to be difficult...' Editor: 'You don't ever have to try.' (via Overheard in the Newsroom)"

"Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another. (via Dumb.com)"
Gilbert K. Chesterton

"'The paper doesn't go out because the story's good. It goes out because it's 9 o'clock.' (via Overheard in the Newsroom)"

"It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism. (via Quote Garden)"
Charles Osgood

"Never forget that if you don't hit a newspaper reader between the eyes with your first sentence, there is no need of writing a second one. (via 1001 quotes)"
Arthur Brisbane

"Reporter: 'I wonder what it's like to sit behind a desk and have a normal heart rate.' (via Twitter)"

"I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures. (via Quote Garden)"
Earl Warren

"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. (via Warc)"
Ben Hecht

"I am very confident that we will develop this paper to be the best in South Africa, it is the only true national newspaper that we have. (via Media@SAfm)"
Ryland Fisher, acting editor, The New Age

"It is the newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell."
Wilbur F. Storey

"Journalism is literature in a hurry. (via Famous Quotes and Authors)"
Matthew Arnold

"Reporting is far from ordinary, which is why everything else I strive for in life has to be extraordinary. (via Twitter)"

"The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them. (via Dumb.com)"
George Harrison

"Co-worker: 'My red pen is my sword and my AP Stylebook is my shield as I fight crappy grammar and spelling everywhere.' (via Twitter)"

"Reporter: 'You never know how mean you really are until you get an intern.' (via Overheardin the Newsroom)"

"Reporter to new reporter: 'Hi. I'm loud, kind of obnoxious and I swear a lot. I apologize in advance.' (via Twitter)"

"Director: 'I should put up a sign to let people know where things are. Pens, over there. Mics, in there. Hell? Right here.' (via Twitter)"

"Always remember to close all parentheses. We're not paying to air condition the entire paragraph. (via Twitter)"

"While it's tempting to call them 'baristi' because of the Italian roots, the plural of 'barista' is 'journalism majors.' (via Twitter)"

"If you want a journo to attend (and stay) for your press conference, it's in your best interest to provide coffee and free food. (via Twitter)"

"Managing Editor: 'I think I have done enough journalism that I would be a really good serial killer.' (via Twitter)"

"One newspaper a day ought to be enough for anyone who still prefers to retain a little mental balance."
Clifton Fadiman

"Reporter: 'Oh! You smell good, what perfume is that?' Editor: 'I think it's eau du Redbull.' (via Twitter)"

"Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it."
Jim Rohn

"Even writers need relief from words."
Sarah Vowell

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
Soren Kierkegaard

"The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from."
John Still

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