Jessica Savitch Quotes

57 Jessica Savitch quotes:

"In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter."
"It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort."
"It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS."
"Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience."
"Men still control the news, both on and off camera."
"Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude."
"My current goal is to place a moratorium on goals."
"My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30."
"My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl."
"Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus."
"News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute."
"News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows."
"News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received."
"Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive."
"One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors."
"Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective."
"Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots."
"Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form."
"Television is intensely personal."
"Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain."

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