Briefly, what is journalism?

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george orwell: journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.

An apt quote from George Orwell which the press in this part of the world in particular need to mull and head. I know that they won’t, but it’s worth reminding them of their duty. Even if one of the thousands of journalists gets a pang on conscience after reading this, then that’s a good step in the right direction.

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.

— George Orwell

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  • excalamation mark
    17 July 2012

    Well, that is the worst definition I’ve ever seen!

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