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George Orwell On Journalism

  • July 1, 2014


Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.
― George Orwell

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13 Comments on George Orwell On Journalism

  • miakayuuki2012 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 12:53 AM

    If you are talking about sensationalism then II agree. It is a bad practice but it is pretty much part of the system. I disagree as well to a degree because news deserves to be positive too and could be. Not everything needs to be explicit.


  • jolly555 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 10:36 PM

    I stand with this statement and I hope they could only put out the truth, nothing but the truth than tarnishing peoples hard earn reputation.


  • Daphne says:
    October 15, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Journalists put their lives on the line everyday to share their stories with the world. I tip my hat to them!


  • Oliver says:
    October 15, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    This applies a lot to investigative journalism. Very well put.


  • Patricia says:
    October 15, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Journalism is all about being brave enough to cover what people are afraid to. I couldn’t have put it better myself.


  • Meg W says:
    October 15, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    With so much fake news today this quote couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks a lot for sharing.


  • Roy says:
    October 15, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    This is such a deep take on journalism. I do agree with it.


  • Segun OGUNYEMI says:
    October 15, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Nice quote there from George. Journalism is printing all about what the public loves to hea using different media. Lovely picture of George


  • Adesoji OGUNBADE says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Journalism is they report of issues that are protected by the original owner but made public by professionals through photo, media, news or even articles. Nice quote


  • esgyll says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    I think almost everyone has a skewed misconception of what journalism is nowadays. While in itself correct, unscrupulous and sometimes biased journalists weave their own version of the truths being presented, usually to further their own political, religious, or even just very personal beliefs. And I find that kind of sad.


  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    George is very correct. His statement highlights the link between public relations and journalism, which are becoming increasingly intertwined in our daily life now. Thanks for this post TOM.


  • brainedet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    That’s the whole essence of journalism, writing or putting out to the public what others want concealed.


  • michaelower says:
    October 15, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    I quite agree with him…journalism is putting out what people don’t want to make public


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