Kurt Loder Quotes


28 Kurt Loder quotes:



"I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very good research department."
"I think television often has dismissed younger people. They figure, well, they're not really watching news, that's not our audience."
"I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet."
"If you ask questions that interest you, you'll get answers that interest your audience."
"If your audience is young, it'd be youth culture, if your audience is older, it'd be older people, if it were senior citizens, it'd be senior citizen issues. So you try and hit the target audience."
"It's gonna be short if it's news; put it at the top. Style's not an issue, just make it news."
"Unless you're doing a feature piece, which is going to be longer, and you have more time to get into stuff."
"Well, a lead is the most important thing about the story."
"Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in."
"Well, news is anything that's interesting, that relates to what's happening in the world, what's happening in areas of the culture that would be of interest to your audience."
"Whomever you're going to interview, you have to be interested in what it is you want to know from them. You have to be interested in the subject."
"You find the most important thing that really grabs you, and put it right up top. Don't bury the lead. Put it at the top. Best thing to do. Never go wrong that way. It's an immutable law of journalism. It just always works."
"I know what the structure of the language is."
"It's not a good thing to be friends with people you're covering. There's just no point in doing it. It's tempting, but they're not going to consider you their friend anyway. They just know that you're somebody that can do something for them."
"And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work at it and work at it."
"And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture."
"And the most important thing you can do is learn to edit yourself. And then go back and rewrite."
"And you can't really cover people critically that you're friends with."
"But music raises a lot of issues. Music is something that matters to people a lot, and they put a lot of passion into it. And I think when you have an area like that, you're gonna find a lot of issues coming up."
"I was in college for two years, and just hated it in the '60s."



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