Monday, July 23, 2007

Are you a good lover? (and some journalism quotes)

At our short refresher lecture on news feature writing by Yvonne Chua in the office today, she asked the staff some of the quotes we remember most from our experience as media reporters. I had a hard time remembering which quote struck me the most--probably because I was hungry at that time plus the fact that in front of us was THE Yvonne Chua, one of only three Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism Hall of Famers and probably one of my few dreaded professors in college. In fact, I even had to tell Ma'am Yvonne a quote I only got from Cheche Lazaro in her Media in Focus program: "But what the public's right to know?" Had she pressed me for more, I would have said: "Are you a good lover?" (This time, from Boy Abunda's ANC program). Haha. Poor me.

Speaking of quotes, here are Public Eye's 10 favorite quotes about The Fourth Estate.

Best. Journalism Quotes. Ever.
Posted by Matthew Felling

Number 10:

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
Oscar Wilde

Number 9:

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson

Number 8:

There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.
Walter Lippmann

Number 7:

The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.
Samuel Johnson

Number 6:

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.
Albert Camus

Click here for Public Eye's Number 5 to 1 and the rest of its entry.

Hmm. Quotes about the Philippine press, anyone?


daniella said...

omg. chua.

bryant said...

of course. haha.

yasuren said...

bat di mo pa binuo yung list? :/

bryant said...

so that readers will also go to the link i pointed at. ethical blogger kunwari. haha.

yasuren said...

hahah. bat xa nagtanong kng ng quotes?

desi said...

Sir, kay jefferson din ba ung "i'd rather have a newspaper without a government than a government without newspapers"? ehehe

maenoodle said...

akalain mo. may kinakatakutan din palang prof si kuya. ehehe. ethical blogger. ethical journalist. yan gusto ko sayo eh! hihi :)

kaso wala ko alam na journalism quote! wew.

bryant said...

@ yasuren

ano? di ko nagets. haha.

bryant said...

@ desi


bryant said...

@ maenoodle

haha. naman. may iilan rin akong kinatatakutan. haha. kunwaring ethical blogger-journalist lang ako. haha.

haha. oks lang kung ala kang alam na journ quote. dami mo naman quotable quotes sa blog mo eh. hehe!

yasuren said...

ay mali ko nasend ko. hahahaha. wag nlng. nakalimutan ko na. hahaha

bryant said...

ano? ala akong naintindihan. haha.

yasuren said...

HAHAHA. ano ba. mali mali mga natatype ko! wag na lang. nakalimutan ko na e.

bryant said...

anu ba yan. how incoherent ha. parang nakainom na. haha.

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