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Journalism is an act of faith in the future.
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Ann Curry

To find out the true state of facts, to report them with fidelity, to apply to them strict and fixed principles of justice, humanity and law; to inform as far as possible the very conscience of nations, and to call down the judgment of the world on what is false, or base, or tyrannical, appear to me to be the first duties of those who write.

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Henry Reeve

Back in the 80's, the Army sent me to an advanced journalism course at the University of South Carolina. Day after day, the pompous little professor went on and on about how wonderful; how honest and brave the media was. Finally, I raised my hand and asked, "but who keeps US honest, to whom do we answer?" He stood there, mouth agape for a long moment, then hissed, "We police ourselves! We don't need anybody telling us what to do...
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Sheila Samples

The news is about what people want to keep hidden. Everything else is publicity. People don't want to keep their opinions hidden, but they want to keep the facts hidden. And it takes a lot of money, a lot of time and a lot of effort to go and explore the facts and bring them out.
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Bill Moyers

My readers know more than I do...
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Dan Gillmor

...the truth goes down better in a democracy when it's marinated in humor.
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Bill Moyers

Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits - a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage." ~~Hunter Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Hunter S. Thompson

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705]- April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity, and as a political writer and activist, he supported the idea of an American nation. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.Franklin is credited as being foundational to the roots of American values and character, a marriage of the practical and democratic Puritan values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of Henry Steele Commager, "In Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin, "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."

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"every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible"

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Janet Malcolm Janet Malcolm (born 1934) is an American writer, journalist on staff at The New Yorker magazine, and collagist.[1] She is the author of Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession (1981), In the Freud Archives (1984) and The Journalist and the Murderer (1990).

Craig Seligman wrote of her: "Like Sylvia Plath, whose not-niceness she has laid open with surgical skill, she discovered her vocation in not-niceness ... Malcolm's blade gleams with a razor edge. Her critics tend to go after her with broken bottles."[2] The influential critic Harold Bloom has praised her "wonderful exuberance," writing that Malcolm's books, "transcend what they appear to be: superb reportage."[3]

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