I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life.
A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.
Reading a newspaper is like reading someone's letters, as opposed to a biography or a history. The writer really does not know what will happen. A novelist needs to feel what that is like.
TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch.
We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news.
The trouble with progress is that it tends to happen slowly and quietly. It's not necessarily going to shout about itself, or make the nightly news like a disaster or a scandal would.
I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.