Sunday, October 3, 2010
Words of Wisdom
I thought it'd be fun to keep a collection of quotes from Dan, Michael, and Charles (SHERP professors), as well as our guest speakers as we continue through the semester. Eventually they'll range from realistic accounts of the world of journalism today to funny war stories from times immemorial. Right now they're more just quirky aphorisms. I'll leave them anonymous – can you guess who said them?
"Nobody is god's gift to journalism. God didn't leave many gifts to journalism."
"In journalism, we never need to worry about getting our feelings hurt – we're gonna get the last word anyway."
"Journalism is the art of verification."
"Every story has an ecology, you just have to figure out your way around that world."
"Call up the editor in you – they are a fearsome beast!"
"I like poking at the cathedral of science."
"A science journalist isn't always talking about the 'good' in science."
"Journalists are unable to question numbers... they will take it as gospel."
"You don't want to end up with a masters degree in No Clips."