Journalism

  • What is the difference between a reporter and a journalist? A reporter is someone who records facts; journalist is a fancy word for someone who makes stuff up.


    Journalism, Newspapers

  • Never check an interesting fact.


    Journalism

  • You cannot hope to bribe or twist, thank God, the British journalist,
    But seeing what the man will do unbribed, there’s no occasion to.


    Journalism

  • Journalism is unreadable and literature is unread.


    Journalism

  • A journalist is someone who possesses himself of a fantasy and lures the truth towards it.


    Journalism

  • They had loitered together on many a doorstep and forced an entry into any a stricken home.


    Journalism

  • Comment is free but facts are on expenses.


    Journalism

  • My belief is that ‘recluse’ is a codeword generated by journalists …meaning doesn’t like to talk to reporter.


    Journalism

  • More like a gentleman than a journalist.
    [of the editor of the Times Literary Supplement]


    Journalism

  • I like to do my principle 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.


    Journalism

  • I think it is well to remember that, when writing for the newspapers, we are writing for an elderly lady in Hastings who has two cats of which she is passionately fond. Unless our stuff can successfully compete for her interest with those cats, it is no good.


    Journalism

  • Power without responsibility; the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.


    Journalism

  • The first law of journalism - to confirm existing prejudice rather than contradict it.


    Journalism

  • Journalism largely consists in saying ‘Lord Jones dead ‘ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.


    Journalism

  • Journalism could be described as turning one’s enemies into money.


    Journalism

  • Let’s face it, sports writers, we are not hanging around with brain surgeons.


    Journalism

  • Creative writers are two a penny. Efficient hacks are very rare.


    Journalism

  • If you can’t get a job as a pianist in a brothel, you become a royal reporter.


    Journalism

  • ‘Tout comprendre, c’est tout pardonner’ and ‘tout pardonner’ makes dull copy.


    Journalism

  • Every journalist has a novel inside him, which is an excellent place for it.


    Journalism

  • Journalists say a thing they know isn’t true in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough, it will be true.


    Journalism