Thursday, January 17, 2013

To a Higher Level

Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression.  ~ Marshall McLuhan

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.  ~ Ben Hecht

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.  ~ Russell Baker

Harmony seldom makes a headline.
  ~ Silas Bent

All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.  ~ William Bernbach 

Tags: quotes about the news, mass media