If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.
Journalism largely consists in saying “Lord Jones is dead” to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
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.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information, which is how I got a good job in journalism.