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Ratings don't last. Good journalism does. Dan Rather

Journalism is about bringing people to an event or something that they couldn't attend. Chris Milk

Journalism is the first rough draft of History – Philip Graham

Journalism is literature in a hurry. Matthew Arnold

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. Ellen Goodman

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it. John Hersey

I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery. Morley Safer

From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there. Isabel Allende

We all have our likes and our dislikes. But... when we're doing news - when we're doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we're doing the daily news, covering news- it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism. Walter Cronkite

I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world. Eduardo Galeano

To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context. Rowan Williams