If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
A journalist covering politics, most of us are aware of the necessity to try to be sure we’re unbiased in our reporting. That’s one of the fundamentals of good journalism.
School, social interaction is our first reresponse to child abuse. It’s witnessing it, seeing it, reporting it.
That word ‘funny’ always makes me feel uncomfortable. Because if I were trying to be funny, I would be something like Bill Wegman – he really tries to be funny. I don’t try to be funny. It’s just that I feel the world is a little bit absurd and off-kilter, and I’m sort of reporting.
The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
Bryant H. McGill
In my reporting, I’ve found that real change escapes many change-makers because powerful illusions guide their projects.
There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.
The corruption in reporting starts very early. It’s like the police reporting on the police.
Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects.
We were doing sports. It was entertainment. It wasn’t like it was investigative reporting.
In the finance world, we used to spend all of our time looking backwards, reporting on what happened. Can I book it? What are the numbers? Now it’s about looking into the future. It’s about planning and integration. The role of finance is now that of a partner in the business.
Safra A. Catz
I am thrilled to join the extraordinary team at Crime Watch Daily. It’s a perfect platform for enterprise reporting.
Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
The President is going to benefit from me reporting directly to him when I arrive.
Here’s how much I know about hockey. Mike Royko and I were in a tiny bar one winter night, and the radio kept reporting goals by the Blackhawks. I mentioned how frequently the team was scoring. ‘You’re listening to the highlights,’ Royko observed.
I’ve always loved reporting from the field most of all. There’s something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that’s always appealed to me. I think there’s great value to bearing witness to these events as they’re actually happening.
Our democracy depends on a free and independent press. When politicians call reporting they don’t like ‘fake news,’ they undermine trust in our civic organizations for their own political gain.
I think all good reporting is the same thing – the best attainable version of the truth.
The modern economics of the newsroom don’t support big investigative reporting staffs.
I’m saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.
No matter how many or how few people you have reporting to you, you must remember that as you climb higher in the ranks, your words will be taken as commands even if you’re just thinking out loud.
Imagination, it turns out, is a great deal like reporting in your own head. Here is a paradox of fiction-writing. You are crafting something from nothing, which means, in one sense, that none of it is true. Yet in the writing, and perhaps in the reading, some of a character’s actions or lines are truer than others.
Ultimately if you’re a journalist, one day you’re writing about figure skating, one day a political debate. I loved that about reporting. I like throwing my energies into various corners of the world.
My earnestness at the injustices I witnessed when I was writing ‘Random Family’ may have been my gravest reportorial offense during the early years of reporting. When I discuss the book with students, they often ask me how I could ‘stand by’ in the face of so much suffering; the egregiousness wasn’t my powerlessness but my surprise.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air.
Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
Today, many companies are reporting that their number one constraint on growth is the inability to hire workers with the necessary skills.
William J. Clinton
I didn’t care for beat reporting, covering the same thing day after day – short attention span.
Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime. It doesn’t harden you, but you become capable of reporting on just about anything human beings can do. However, any time we’re dealing with the murder of a child it is always difficult.
The implication that women are poised to make unfounded accusations in droves is even more alarming when every piece of data on false reporting contradicts that false notion. We need to believe women and believe in women.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
I’m an American. I’m for prosperity. I’ve discovered, from 40 years of reporting, that what creates prosperity is limited government.
I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.
Alexander McCall Smith
Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro’s tyrannical dictatorship.
When the people believe that the print media and the government-controlled TV are not really reporting what is happening, then people turn away from them, and their next resort is, of course, to access the Internet and what they can get on the Internet.
I think it’s important for the public to know, great reporting starts with a publisher who has guts and an editor who has guts.
I have been reporting on celebrity stuff my whole career and am very aware that fame is a slippery slope.
If I’m hip, we’ve got a problem in this country. I really shouldn’t be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I’m sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There’s a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.
There aren’t enough good journalists. There are too many who really weren’t groomed to be reporters and, as a result, some of the reporting is shallow.
When the media began reporting that I might return, I was touched by the response from so many fans who wanted to see me back in the sport. That was certainly a factor in the decision, so I’d like to thank the fans for their support. But, at the end of the day, when I received the call it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. It was Williams!
In hindsight, Watergate was a curse as well as a blessing for American journalism. The courageous reporting of the ‘Post’ and the ‘New York Times’ – coupled with the favourable Supreme Court rulings on publication of the Pentagon Papers – were landmarks for the interpretation of First Amendment rights and the freedom of the press.
It’s a truth of beat reporting: The bigger your subject gets, the bigger you get.
Under Obamacare, doctors have been strained by costly new regulations, intricate payment ‘reforms’ that tie their Medicare reimbursement to complex federal reporting requirements, and mandates that they install and make ‘meaningful’ use of electronic health records.
I think on civilian casualties they could do more. It’s actually something I’ve discussed with the editors involved. They’re aware of it, and I’m hopeful that there will be more reporting on that.
The problems of reporting a bully – or, if you are a bully, of becoming less of one – become much more intractable, because your reputation surrounds you, and behavioral patterns are harder to escape.
This is reporting the way I like it… in the field, gritty and aggressive.
Helping set the day’s agenda and deciding what we used and editing it, that was a journalistic high point. I liked reporting as well. Just doing the news – the live performance – wasn’t important. Working on the desk was.
One possible future for WikiLeaks is to morph into a gigantic media intermediary – perhaps, even something of a clearing house for investigative reporting – where even low-level leaks would be matched with the appropriate journalists to pursue and report on them and, perhaps, even with appropriate NGOs to advocate on their causes.
The Iraq War marked the beginning of the end of network news coverage. Viewers saw the juxtaposition of the embedded correspondents reporting the war as it was actually unfolding and the jaundiced, biased, negative coverage of these same events in the network newsrooms.
‘Flash mobs’ are reported on extensively because they’re novel and can be used to stoke fears of young people and the Internet. The media, of course, have absolutely no clue what they’re reporting on.
Mr. Trump understands that attacking the media is the reddest of meat for his base, which has been conditioned to reject reporting from news sites outside of the conservative media ecosystem.
As long as I have my health, I want to be reporting somewhere.
A big part of reporting is just being present. You have to show up ten days in a row to get the one telling detail.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
So for me, you can’t control the media, you have to work with media to get your message out there and you just hope that there’s enough good honest reporting and people in the media that can get that job done.
For newspapers to continue to play an important role in civic engagement, they need more access to capital. Their decline has created a real threat to independent reporting at the state and local level.
In the U.S. you have a system of lobbying and influence on our policy and law makers which is incredibly pronounced. The gas industry spent $250 million getting an exemption from our Safe Water Act. Every one of those dollars is toxic; a contaminant in our political system. It disrupts the normal flow of justice, science, fact and reporting.
I have no people reporting to me and don’t expect to. My competency is in the tech realm.
My own career started in New York at the ‘Associated Press’, a fast-paced news agency where we rarely had time for deep reporting.
As CNN saw our growth in African-American viewership, they affirmed a fundamental truth of news coverage – people will watch you if they see themselves in what you report. It doesn’t hurt if the people doing the reporting look like them, too.
It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort… to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.
I don’t find an advantage or disadvantage in being a woman when reporting. What little advantages there might be in some instances is cancelled out by the basic lack of lavatories round the world for women.
If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now.
One of the exciting things about reporting is going to places you’ve never been to before.
H. G. Bissinger
I think the main goal of the feminist movement was the status degradation of the full-time homemaker. They really wanted to get all women out of the homes and into the workforce. And again and again, they taught that the only fulfilling lifestyle was to be in the workforce reporting to a boss instead of being in the home reporting to a husband.
News reports don’t look at the land that existed before a war and the land that exists after a war. Reporting on war is a snapshot in time.
Even though we have laws against it and HR departments to handle it, a woman – especially if she is young and just starting out – can never be sure that reporting harassment won’t hurt her career.
I had a great editor, Rebecca Corbett, from the time I was a city reporter right through to the years I worked on the ‘Sun’s’ enterprise reporting team.
Journalists who are devoted to strictly factual reporting take particular pleasure from satirical news outlets that have the liberty to laugh and even mock the hypocrisy that reporters and editors must simply observe without comment.
The night before I began my career as a presidential campaign reporter, in September 2007, I finished Theodore White’s ‘The Making of the President,’ the classic account of the 1960 race, which opened up a new era of campaign reporting.
The secret of any kind of reporting is to go with a guide. So if you, you’re going to see Hezbollah in Beirut, you go with someone who knows the local people, and you’ll be fine.
But maybe someday I’ll be reporting on the sidelines instead of dancing on the sidelines.
Writing is reporting what we saw after the vision has left us. It is catching the fish which the tide has left far up on our shores in the low and depressed places.
The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
Irving R. Kaufman
I am not Indian, but I have lived and worked in Mumbai, visited on multiple reporting trips, and celebrated more than one Holi there.
Being editor-in-chief of the ‘Guardian’ and ‘Observer’ is an enormous privilege and responsibility, leading a first-class team of journalists revered around the world for outstanding reporting, independent thinking, incisive analysis, and digital innovation.
Being on a book tour is a lot easier than reporting.
You don’t need Math to do business reporting. Business is all about choices that consumers make.
I’m gonna show the world how to do proper football reporting, Narstie-style.
If we were in a similar circumstance in the future I would want to make sure that our reporting was at least as diverse as it was during this most recent war.
The dirty little secret of foreign correspondents is that 90 per cent of it is showing up. If you can find a way to get there, the story, the reporting, it’s the easiest you’ll ever do. ‘Cause the drama’s everywhere.
Political reporting is too often trivialised, treated as a soap opera based in Westminster, rather than placed in a broader social or economic context.
We know firsthand how social media and the law have been weaponized against perceived critics of the Duterte administration. We’ve been reporting on it from the start.
Reporting makes you a better anchor and vice versa.
I always thought of myself as more of a columnist, but maybe a columnist who does reporting.
I had to watch government fail for 25 years doing consumer reporting before I really saw it because intuitively, the reaction is problem, bring government and government will make it better.
I started a lecture series that was inspired by my reporting on race in America. The ‘Black in America’ series launched on CNN in 2007 as an opportunity to freshen the national conversation on race.
When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.
The television industry doesn’t like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that’s black; this is good, that’s bad.
The first rule of hip-hop is probably keep it real. And that can mean a lot of different things, but that’s certainly important in reporting and storytelling.
Good reporting should have the same standard as in a courtroom – beyond a reasonable doubt.
I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report.
So I have people who tweet and ask me, ‘You can’t be this happy all the time. You can’t be this cheerful.’ Well, yes I am. From where I’ve come from and my family and what I see as real struggles in day to day life, through my reporting. I’m never going to look at challenges.
There are a million things I can think of that I would I want to do. Reporting like you, would be one. A talk show host maybe, also. I want to do a lot.
Argentina has elected a centre-right president, Mauricio Macri. Bolivia’s Evo Morales, having lost a referendum that would have allowed him a fourth presidential term, spends his time muttering about CIA plots and issuing threats to jail journalists who persist in reporting influence-peddling scandals. The economy is a sputtering shambles.
Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It’s like golf. You never get it right all the time. It’s a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting.
I see myself as a journalist reporting neglected stories about our past and trying to bring rigor, reason and intuition to the quest.
The reporting I did was mostly entertainment or lifestyle. I took a very different approach than most reporters. I approached it more casually than you would think a reporter would. Now I’m a morning radio personality, and radio is really casual.
I’m sometimes embarrassed by how clinical I can become when I’m out reporting.
Trump doesn’t force the networks to show his rallies live rather than do real reporting. Nor does he force anyone to accept his phone calls rather than demand that he do a face-to-face interview that would be a greater risk for him.
Unfortunately because of the variety of outlets for people to speak their minds on the Internet and that kind of thing, it’s made the media in general more opinionated and there’s more of a ‘gotcha mentality’ than real reporting.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.
I’d like CBS, at this point, to say where they got those documents from. I think they should say where they got these documents because I thought it was a very poor job of reporting by CBS.
I really like the Observer. I think I’d love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I’ve always had a very happy experience writing for them.
No matter what name we give it or how we judge it, a candidate’s character is central to political reporting because it is central to a citizen’s decision in voting.
During my work there I came across some very significant issues that I started reporting in December of 2001 to the mid-level management within the FBI.
If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that’s reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they – the Administration – believe.
We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.
In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier because Americans will talk to you about anything.
Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers.
This was a report from a single source. It was an established and reliable line of reporting. It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer in a position to know this information.
The entire American media apparatus bought into the drug war – which is an enormously damaging and costly undertaking for this country – and there wasn’t enough critical reporting about it and that’s why it’s gotten out of hand.
Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president’s speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list.
I love to run smart essays and commentary. But it doesn’t replace the other kind of reporting.
To win respect, the networks seem to feel they have to keep absurdly overstating their anchors’ reporting cred.
TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.
You know it’s always amazed me – I think the most startling thing that’s happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
Brian De Palma
All they expected me to do was rip and read the wire ‘leads,’ without doing any original reporting. It was pretty basic, but gave me a taste of how to combine my love of politics and broadcasting.
Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy.
James L. Brooks
I’m comfortable with my femininity, and I don’t try to change what I look like just because I’m reporting on football at the end of the night.
It’s no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean.
Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting – or the authorities even prosecuting – a pro athlete were practically nil.
I think people are smart enough to sort it out. They know when they’re watching one of these food fight shows where journalists sit around and yell and scream at each other, versus serious issue reporting.
News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it’s only successful if it’s received.
Nothing in the reporting of a nation’s history could so mislead the younger generation as to represent great events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course.
I’m in the reporting part of journalism.
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
J. B. Priestley
There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
Great questions make great reporting.
I’m convinced you can combine this with reporting integrity and accuracy.
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.