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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by kumar06, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. kumar06

    kumar06 New Member

    Journalism is the field concerned with producing news reports and editorials through various forms of media including newspapers, magazines, radio and television, and the Internet. Journalists—be they writers, editors or photographers; broadcast presenters or producers—serve as the chief purveyors of information and opinion in contemporary mass society. "News is what the consensus of journalists determines it to be."
  2. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    "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."

    -- HST
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yogi Berra, when introduced to Ernest Hemingway, the well-known writer.

    "Hey Ernie, what paper do you write for?"
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    "Journalism is shouting 'Lord Jones dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive." - G. K. Chesteron.
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    "I can tell you what it's like to work for a newspaper. Imagine a combine, one of those huge threshing machines that eat up a row of wheat like nothing, bearing right down on you. You're running in front of it, all day long, day in and day out, just inches from the front of the maw, where steel blades are whirring and clacking and waiting for you to get tired or make one slip.

    The only way to keep the combine off you is to throw it something else to rip apart and digest. What you feed it is stories. Words and photos. Ten inches on this, fifteen inches on that, a vertical shot here, a horizontal there, scraps of news and film that go into the maw where they are processed and dumped onto some page to fill the spaces between the ads.

    Each story buys you a little time, barely enough to slap together the next story, and the next and the next. You never get far ahead, you never take a breather, all you do is live on the hustle. Always in a rush, always on deadline, you keep scrambling to feed the combine. That's what it's like.

    The only way to break free is with a big story, one you can ride for a while and tear off in pieces so big, the combine has to strain to choke them down. That buys you a little time. But sooner or later, the combine will come chomping after you again, and you better be ready to feed it all over again."

    -- Ray Ring, "Arizona Kiss"
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    “As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings.”

    -- H.L. Mencken
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest


    -- Bartholomew J. Simpson
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
    -- Thomas Jefferson
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    "A journalist is just an out-of-work reporter."

  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Journalism is the major that enables you to have the most fun in college.
  11. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    It's not enough any more to give 'em just news. They want comics, contests, puzzles. They want to know how to bake a cake, win friends, and influence the future. Ergo, horoscopes, tips on the horses, interpretation of dreams so they can win on the numbers lottery. And, if they accidentally stumble on the first page... news!

    That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!

    --Ed Hutcheson, Deadline U.S.A.
  12. amoney

    amoney New Member

    Journalism. In it for the money.
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