Quote/unquote: Quotations on freedom of speech, journalism, the news media and a world or words

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Lizette Rabe
AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, May 31, 2016 - Literary Collections - 218 pages
Journalists live in a magical world of words ? to inform, to educate, and to entertain; to enlighten, to brighten, update, edify, amuse, tickle, distract and interest the likely and unlikely reader/listener/viewer/user. This collection consists of quotable and not so quotable quotes on journalists and the world of words, representing the art and craft and profession and fine calling of journalistic writing, from the prehistory of journalistic civilisation to the current everything-goes cyber universe.
 

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Contents

On a noble profession
1
On art critics
5
On being the scum of the earth
8
On celebrities sensation and circulation
12
On censorship media freedom and freedom of expression
14
On editors
43
On evolution of the media technology and the ironies of technology
46
On headlines and writings on the walls
59
On objectivity
116
On public opinion
119
On radio
123
On style
125
On television
131
On the power of the media
134
On truth
140
On women and journalism
147

On history
67
On independence
72
On journalists and journalism
76
On media and business
95
On news
99
On newspapers
102
On news writing
113
On words of wisdom by journalists and writers and other such beings
151
On writing reading books and finally words
162
Index
194
Acknowledgements and Thank Yous
202
Quotes that were originally in Dutch or Afrikaans
204
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About the author (2016)

Lizette Rabe is professor and chair of the Journalism Department at Stellenbosch University (SU). She obtained the degrees B.A., Hons. B. Journ, M. Journ and D.Phil. at the same university. She began her career as journalist in 1979. In 1994 she was appointed as the first female editor of the magazine Sarie, also the first woman to be appointed as editor of an Afrikaans publication at Naspers. In 2001 she joined academia as head of SU?s Journalism Department. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, still writes for the mass media, and was author, co-author or editor of a number of publications. She was a council member of Sanef, founder judge of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition and founder faculty member of the Salzburg Academy. Besides awards such as the Rector?s Award for Excellence in Teaching, she was on the SU?s 2013 list of top 25 researchers across all faculties. She was also awarded the prestigious Stals Medal for Journalism and Communication, and is recipient of the 2015 Chancellor?s Award.

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