NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALISTS, WRITERS

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism.
– Burton Rascoe

In a medium in which a News Piece takes a minute and an In-Depth Piece takes two minutes, the Simple will drive out the Complex.
– Frank Mankiewicz

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
– Gore Vidal

A newspaper is not just for reporting the news, it’s to get people mad enough to do something about it.
– Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910

The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.
– Van Wyck Brooks, 1886 – 1963

Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.
– Dave Barry

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