200+ Best Journalism Quotes And Sayings

Journalism has changed a lot over time, but there are still many of the same ethics at play. We’ve put together this collection of journalism quotes about ethics to remind you to be sure you are doing your best work. No matter what your passion is, being ethical will lead to positive results.

Myth is much more important and true than history. History...
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Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is. Joseph Campbell
Never justify someones wrong action, without them apologizing first &...
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Never justify someones wrong action, without them apologizing first & admitting their wrongs. If you do. You are not making them better, but you are making them worse on the bad things they do. Unknown
If you have influence on other people. Dont be influenced...
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If you have influence on other people. Dont be influenced by their hate, money, jealousy, anger and popularity . Unknown
I dont celebrate any friendship that was build on hate,...
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I dont celebrate any friendship that was build on hate, because we share the common enemy. Unknown
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Children are no longer being parented, but are raised. Thats why they don't have morals, ethics, humanity and manners, because their parents neglected them. We now live in a society that doesnt care about right or wrong. Unknown
When people support you when you have done something wrong....
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When people support you when you have done something wrong. It doesnt mean you are right, but it means those people are promoting their hate , bad behavior or living their bad lives through you. Unknown
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I was winning awards, getting raises, lecturing college classes, appearing on TV shows, and judging journalism contests. And then I wrote some stories that made me realize how sadly misplaced my bliss had been. The reason I'd enjoyed such smooth sailing for so long hadn't been, as I'd assumed, because I was careful and diligent and good at my job.. The truth was that, in all those years, I hadn't written anything important enough to suppress. . Gary Webb
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Sherman Reilly Duffy of the pre- World War I CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL once told a cub reporter, 'Socially, a journalist fits in somewhere between a whore and a bartender. But spiritually he stands beside Galileo. He knows the world is round.' Well, socially I fit in just fine between the whore and the bartender. Both are close friends. And I knew the world was round. Yet, as time went by I found myself confronted with the ugly suspicion that the world was, after all, flat and that there were things dark and terrible waiting just over the edge to reach out and snatch life from the unlucky, unwary wanderer. Jeff Rice
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There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth. Unknown
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I imagined it was far better to be optimistic, to proceed assuming wherever you could that you had cared enough, that you'd made a difference, that you would again. Dwelling on the worst was no way to live. Gwenda Bond
The death of a billionaire is worth more to the...
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The death of a billionaire is worth more to the media than the lives of a billion poor people. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I felt that I had been driven from the temple...
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I felt that I had been driven from the temple where for nineteen years, along with other believers, I had worshiped the great god News on a daily basis. Walter Cronkite
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Better a good journalist than a poor assassin. JeanPaul Sartre
All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and...
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All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone's feelings. Denis Diderot
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But my way of writing is rather to think aloud, and follow my own humours, than much to consider who is listening to me; and, if I stop to consider what is proper to be said to this or that person, I shall soon come to doubt whether any part at all is proper. Thomas De Quincey
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London is one of the world's centres of Arab journalism and political activism. The failure of left and right, the establishment and its opposition, to mount principled arguments against clerical reaction has had global ramifications. Ideas minted in Britain — the notion that it is bigoted to oppose bigotry; 'Islamophobic' to oppose clerics whose first desire is to oppress Muslims — swirl out through the press and the net to lands where they can do real harm. Nick Cohen
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[To admit that college isn't for everyone] may sound ̩litist. It may even sound philistine, since the purpose of a liberal-arts education is to produce well-rounded citizens rather than productive workers. But perhaps it is more foolishly ̩litist to think that going to school until age 22 is necessary to being well-rounded, or to tell millions of young adults that their futures depend on performing a task that only a minority of them can actually accomplish. It is absurd that people have to get college degrees to be considered for good jobs in hotel management or accounting Рor journalism. It is inefficient, both because it wastes a lot of money and because it locks people who would have done good work out of some jobs. The tight connection between college degrees and economic success may be a nearly unquestioned part of our social order. Future generations may look back and shudder at the cruelty of it. . Ramesh Ponnuru
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated...
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson
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I was driven to go into book writing by the very nature of journalism and blogging. Both are ephemeral. Journalists and bloggers can have humongous egos. But in the end, what they write is really a passing show. I wanted something more lasting – a record of sorts, something people can look back to and relish again like hot, home—brewed coffee. Barista Uno
I didn't mind walking into danger on my own. Not...
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I didn't mind walking into danger on my own. Not the concept of it, anyway. Gwenda Bond