David Carr was one of the most gifted journalists who has ever worked at The New York Times.
In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love.
You’re not buying news when you buy The New York Times. You’re buying judgment.
Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world’s fastest reader or the world’s biggest liar.
More than print and ink, a newspaper is a collection of fierce individualists who somehow manage to perform the astounding daily miracle of merging their own personalities under the discipline of the deadline and retain the flavor of their own minds in print.
The Defense Department’s plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.
Journalism’s ultimate purpose is to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests.
If White men were not complaining, it would be an indication we weren’t succeeding and making the inroads that we are.