28 Total Quotes

Tom Rosenstiel Quotes

At a time when newspapers need to make a major long-term transition into the new kind of online journalism, companies are driving off the old-school editors. They burn out because they spend all their time on budgets, not journalism.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Journalism

[Research suggests these kids are only running with the curve. A June survey by the Pew Research Center found that while most respondents look favorably upon their local media, their perception of the press in general is more negative than ever.] The public is not rejecting the principles underlying traditional journalism, ... Rather it suspects journalists are not living up to those principles.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Kids

What he's saying may be good press criticism but I'm not sure it's good law.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Criticism

Journalists are trying to make the distinction between leaks that are political and leaks that are whistle-blowing.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Trying

each one synthesizing and adding to what others are learning. If only one or two news organizations do it, it won't have the same effect.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Learning

[The question is] how many news organizations have the investigative muscle to handle a story this complex, and how many can afford to lose a team for the time it will take to do that, especially in TV, ... I fear the list of news organizations that can do that today is not very long. And sadly, it gets shorter if ad sales go down and other news pushes Katrina off our radar screens.
Tom Rosenstiel
#News

Maybe part of their brilliance is they're not as guilt-ridden about it.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Guilt

He made it all work.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Work

This is about managing images and not public taste or human dignity.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Dignity

While the piece hardly clarifies everything, the Times should be praised for its candor.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Candor

It's not unheard of to wait for a news peg. It's not unusual to discover the existence of something and not know the context of it until later.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Existence

Citizens should be very nervous anytime that courts are ordering news organizations to hand anything over.
Tom Rosenstiel
#News

What distinguishes Nightline - the heart of its appeal - is its intelligence, seriousness of purpose, integrity and its depth,
Tom Rosenstiel
#Heart

What distinguishes Nightline - the heart of its appeal - is its intelligence, seriousness of purpose, integrity and its depth.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Heart

Power is shifting from the journalist setting the agenda, to the consumer becoming their own editor - deciding what their media diet will be. We're in the fast food news culture, where you've got a huge buffet. (And) we do almost nothing in the media world to teach people what they need to know to be an intelligent consumer of news.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Media

He looked like the king of muscle beach and he was a surfer. But he had vision. He believed that for a city to be great, it had to have a great newspaper.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Vision

It's the illusion of more information, but it's actually a lot of repetition.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Illusion

It's the illusion of more information.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Illusion

It varies by market, but you can generalize and say this: 2005 was a very difficult year for newspapers. If you don't see this cutback, you do see others.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Newspapers

The onus is increasingly on the news consumer to seek out what they should be interested in, rather than being passive and saying 'I'll watch CNN and this will tell me what I need to know'.
Tom Rosenstiel
#News

This is the dark side of synergy. One of the few things that people still trust about the American media, unlike media in other countries, is that you can't walk in with cash and pay for a story. That perceived integrity is a lot more valuable than any one interview.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Media

These are people who know each other — producers, TV executives, book publishers — a relatively small group of people.
Tom Rosenstiel
#People

We know from various studies that women do not consume news in the same numbers as men. These numbers suggest that one reason may be that women don't see themselves in the news as much as men. The numbers suggest that the news does not fully reflect the breadth that women now play in American culture.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Men

It's not up to a news organization to let its source substantiate the news for them. The news organization has to be skeptical of the information it receives, verify it independently, then run it by the subjects of the story for comment.
Tom Rosenstiel
#News

In an election year, and at a time when the public and politicians are increasingly skeptical of the press, we thought it was particularly important to find out what journalists themselves thought of their profession and their performance.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Politicians

When a president is popular, there's a tendency to describe events describing his popularity. When the numbers are falling, you use that as a lens to explain why his popularity is diminishing.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Events

These are people who know each other producers, TV executives, book publishers a relatively small group of people.
Tom Rosenstiel
#Producers #Small Group