Quotes for the week ending 18 July, 2009

As we say farewell to ‘the most trusted man in America, I wanted to dedicate this week’s Quotes of the Week to Uncle Walter, a role model for me, and for many in journalism, and storytelling.

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.”

“Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day – 23 minutes – and that’s supposed to be enough.”

“Television [is] a high-impact medium. It does some things no other force can do-transmitting electronic pictures through the air. Still, as an explored, comprehensive medium, it is not a substitute for print.”

“Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine”

“It wasn’t just that he narrated the spikes in modern history …Mr. Cronkite’s air of authority, lightly worn and unquestioned, was unusual even then.”

Allesandra Stanley, in The New York Times, about Walter Cronkite, who died on Friday.

“And that’s the way it is.”

Great summaries of his life here:

CBS News

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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