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Quotes of the Day for 21 July 2001 – Media

Today's quotes relate to newspapers and the Media. Not only do we note the passing this week of Katharine Graham, a formidable woman who ran the Washington Post for over three decades, but Paul Reuter, founder of Reuters News Service, was born on this day in 1816 and Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian media critic and analyst, was born on this day in 1911.

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The quotes:

How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read.
     - Karl Kraus

The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
     - Alexis de Tocqueville

To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?
     - Katharine Graham

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.
     - Burton Rascoe

People who are funny and smart and return phone calls get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.
     - Howard Simons

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