Compiled by Ronald Rebello
The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.
- C E M Joad
Public opinion is everything. With public sentiments nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who moulds public opinion goes deeper than he who enacts statues or pronounces decisions.
- Abraham Lincoln
A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people angry enough to do something about it.
- Mark Twain
All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
- William Bernbach
A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.
- Arthur Miller
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
- Joseph Pulitzer
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon
- Tom Stoppard
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
- Eric Sevareid
Journalists are ignorant, lazy, opinionated, and intellectually dishonest. The profession is heavily cluttered with aged hacks toiling through a miasma of mounting decrepitude and often alcoholism.
- Conrad Black, Canadian media mogul
Newspaper is history book written in a hurry
In their 'Sandesh' to 'Mumbai Samachar' the activists say that in 'Hindustan', 'Times' are changing. Robberies, rapes, and scams are committed at 'Mid-day' and even in the 'Afternoon'. People do not show courage to have 'Samna' with goondas and scamsters. Since there is no 'Free press' in India, how can an average 'Indian Express' his views?. So on this auspicious day, let us all unite and work to give 'Navshakti' to our countrymen to bring true 'Loksatta in Bharat'
- Anonymous (quote modified)