Top 454 Journalists Quotes

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Although I still write, research and investigate, my ro

Although I still write, research and investigate, my role is primarily that of a publisher and editor-in-chief who organises and directs other journalists.
Julian Assange
A lot of rappers say ‘I’m talking about stuff that goes on, what I grew up in, that I know about.’ And these journalists say, ‘Yeah, but you’re making 80 million dollars, that stuff’s not about you.’ Look how long he’s been making 80 million. He grew up poor in an urban city and the things he’s experienced and knows.
Stuart Scott
Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with, simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
Roger Mudd
It’s extremely difficult to describe interestingly what happens on the pitch. Thousands of journalists write millions of words every week trying to do it, so your chances of avoiding cliche are very slim. And you’re trying to write fiction, not a match report.
Mal Peet
You know journalists. You know the media. They are going to hang on to anything negative they possibly can.
Hope Solo
You can’t disbar unethical journalists.
Mike Cernovich
Journalists always want publishers or editors to leave. They’re creative troublemakers – that’s why you hire them.
Andrew Neil
There’s a huge generational gap between the Soviet-school journalists and the new journalists. We were not brought up working on propaganda; we were brought up in the new Russia, working on the news.
Margarita Simonyan
I’m really lucky to have colleagues in the White House press corps who are both amazing mothers and amazing journalists. Their collective wisdom has proven invaluable in my own journey.
Hallie Jackson
We’re in no way crime journalists or professionals really.
Karen Kilgariff
The people who are writing online and the people in my genre of creative non-fiction exert a great deal more freedom that journalists are allowed to exert in their day-to-day work.
Lee Gutkind
As opposed to journalists, politicians cannot make do with questions. They must also offer answers.
Yair Lapid
There are already robotic journalists. Sure, they aren’t very good, but they’re getting better faster than human journalists are.
Sebastian Thrun
Not every conservative Christian is a dominionist, but to say a movement doesn’t exist, as some pundits and journalists have, without even being able to say what it is in an op-ed is just irresponsible… The big story is that the religious right isn’t dead.
Anthea Butler
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn’t practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.
John Sladek
I find myself believing everything that journalists tell me.
Chris Lilley
A lot of journalists are talented enough to write a mystery novel, and I would say that most of the top-end mystery writers actually started out as reporters. But there is more to it than just the writing; there’s a learning process, and most journalists aren’t willing to do it.
John Sandford
Within the narrow confines of Permanent Washington – the journalists, lobbyists, and congressional lifers who are the city’s avatars of centrism and continuity – Ford is considered the beau ideal of American leadership.
Timothy Noah
I’ve often felt that it was important to have an MMA media association, not so much to fight battles and things of that nature but also to teach a lot of the younger journalists.
Ariel Helwani
I try to avoid Politico to spare myself psoriasis of the brain but so many journalists cite it that I’m forced to be aware of it no matter how big a moat I build.
James Wolcott
I think BBC3 gave me my first commissions because I wasn’t a middle-class, highbrow journalist. I was able to speak to the contributors on a level that perhaps some journalists don’t.
Stacey Dooley
Journalists said they had never seen so many funny women as leads when we did ‘Hotwives’ – we had a cast of seven very funny women. That doesn’t happen.
Danielle Schneider
Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.
Michael Arrington
Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they’re lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
Ben Bradlee
The journalists are so devoted to Obama. They are such sycophants that they’re worried about access.
Rush Limbaugh
I think that some of the greatest muckrakers and some of the greatest investigative journalists of all time had strong feelings about civil rights. There is a role for the journalist-advocate. And as long as you play your cards on the table, I think that’s a role that we should allow.
Pete Earley
I consistently encounter people in academic settings and scientists and journalists who feel that you can’t say that anyone is wrong in any deep sense about morality, or with regard to what they value in life. I think this doubt about the application of science and reason to questions of value is really quite dangerous.
Sam Harris
Gothic in its purest sense is actually a very powerful, twisted genre, but the way it was being used by by journalists – ‘goff’ with a double f – always seemed to me to be about tacky, harum-scarum horror, and I find that anything but scary. That wasn’t what we were about at all.
Siouxsie Sioux
When an authoritarian regime starts taking down feeds and blocking websites just because we expose the truth… that’s an attack on freedom of the press everywhere. When authoritarian regimes around the world start attacking journalists like that, we all have a problem.
Jeff Zucker
I had pictured journalism as I’d seen it in the most ennobling films, where the reporter battles for the truth, propelled by conviction, and is triumphant. There are journalists who fit that ideal.
Tom Rachman
Usually when reporting on powerful public figures, the press advisor and I would have had a conversation that established what journalists call ‘ground rules,’ placing restrictions on what can and cannot be reported.
Michael Hastings
The press doesn't stop publishing, by the way, in a fas

The press doesn’t stop publishing, by the way, in a fascist escalation; it simply watches what it says. That too can be an incremental process, and the pace at which the free press polices itself depends on how journalists are targeted.
Naomi Wolf
I engage with a lot of journalists, some of them have history and some of them don’t, that’s not my concern. My concern is to make sure I represent the views I want to represent on those shows.
John Key
I have quite good general knowledge and I had a very drilled education from an early age. I do know more than most people. I know more than most journalists. I know more than most columnists on big, important newspapers.
Giles Coren
The politicians think the journalists have power, the journalists think bankers have power, bankers think lawyers have power. The truth is, nobody has power.
Rory Stewart
I think people of my generation became journalists – you know, right after the broadcast pioneer fathers – because we wanted to report the big stories.
Tom Brokaw
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Warren Buffett
People sometimes get ideas about us that are not of our creation. Journalists, for instance, have always wanted us to be something we’re not. They’ve said that we have a big student fan-base, but that’s simply not true. We have loads of older fans as well. Increasingly, ladies in their mid-fifties seem to like us.
Vic Reeves
Journalists were at the forefront. From the Civil War until the early 1900s, nothing was being done to solve the problems of the Industrial Age.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The official independence celebration was going to be held over four or five days, and a group of journalists from all over the world was allowed to fly in, because Angola was closed otherwise.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
I was brought up in a family of journalists, and a mother who was deeply committed to human rights, so I think that the mix of those two huge influences have been very, very important to me.
Anna Wintour
There I was at ‘The Tree of Life’ premiere, holding hands with Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. That walk down the red carpet was a real rite of passage for me. Suddenly, journalists began asking, ‘Who’s this actress?’
Jessica Chastain
Newfangled online sites like ‘Business Insider’ and ‘Huffington Post’ built businesses they later sold for hundreds of millions of dollars by ripping off the work of more talented journalists and then playing Google’s digitally native games better than the old fogeys ever could.
Adam Lashinsky
Journalists ask me all the time, ‘Akshay, do you believe in the numbers game?’ My standard response: ‘I can’t count, that’s why I have producers and accountants who calculate for me. As long as I have them in my life, I don’t need to worry about numbers!’
Akshay Kumar
Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about.
R. W. Apple, Jr.
It is not astonishing that there are many journalists who have become human failures and worthless men. Rather, it is astonishing that, despite all this, this very stratum includes such a great number of valuable and quite genuine men, a fact that outsiders would not so easily guess.
Max Weber
We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
Amy Goodman
Because most journalists are secular, they can be gullible in looking to the religious right as arbiters of biblical interpretation, especially as it relates to hot-button cultural and political issues.
Kirsten Powers
What does this Heidi Parker look like pregnant? What does she look like first thing in the morning? Or bending over? What do any of these bloody ‘journalists’ look like that makes them find the normal appearance of celebrities so offensive?
Jameela Jamil