I want to keep track of all the quotes I find. I figure that creating a page on my personal site is the best way to do so.
“The best newsrooms are places where people live in fear of being wrong. Good journalists can’t stand errors.”
Caesar Andrews, editor, Gannett News Service
“The discipline of verification is what separates journalism from entertainment, propaganda, fiction, or art. . . . Journalism alone is focused first on getting what happened down right. . . . (the) discipline of verification is the best antidote to the old journalism of verification being overrun by a new journalism of assertion. . . .”
Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, The Elements of Journalism
“My business is to communicate facts; my instructions do not allow me to make any comment upon the facts which I communicate. . . .I therefore confine myself to what I consider legitimate news.”
Lawrence Gobright, first AP correspondent in Washington, D.C., 1861
A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.