“You might say, ‘Congressman,’ and he’ll say, ‘Oh, call me Tom.’ Don’t call him Tom. He’s a congressman.” — David Lightman, political reporter, in “Covering Congress from Afar: Capitol Hill Can Influence Stories in the States” (National Press Foundation)

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“They used the fact that he was an adjunct professor as an explanation for why they didn’t give him classes, but that doesn’t tell me why they let go of a very well-credentialed professor.” — Jim Ewert, CNPA general counsel, quoted in “Student Newspaper Adviser Punished for Critical Coverage” (Inside Higher Ed)

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“I learned early on that today’s upset reader is often tomorrow’s enthusiastic supporter, and that it is neither possible nor desirable to avoid controversy in search of unattainable universal praise.” — Bill Johnson, Palo Alto Weekly, in “Why our next 40 years depends on you”

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“It’s very dangerous if reporting gets defined as something that gets done on the coasts, something that gets done in big cities by people who went to good schools. Those people may be looking more diverse, but if we all went to the same schools and have the same social circles and the same cosmopolitan…

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“It’s really kind of sad that at a time when the threat to information and democracy is at its highest … that that’s the time when we have a smaller staff. That’s not good. Anything you lose now from this point – whether it’s one reporter or you’re talking about entire organizations going out of…

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“We’re not putting anything back on the walls” yet. — Jessica Weston, city editor, The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, talking to CNN Business after two large earthquakes last week.

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“Every time you try to censor the press, the district always has to learn the hard way. When you try to silence our voice, all it does is make our voice louder.” — Kathi Duffel, Bear Creek High School, Stockton, in Columbia Journalism Review’s “Q&A: Teacher facing possible firing over student sex worker profile”

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“It’s a hell of a lot easier to clean toilets and make some beds up and host people than it is to put out a weekly newspaper.” — Caroline Titus, Ferndale Enterprise editor and publisher (and Airbnb superhost), quoted at Poynter.org.

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“None of this means that all our troubles are over. Hurdles remain.” — Clay Lambert, Half Moon Bay Review editor, in “This small California publication provides a blueprint for how local buyers can save a newspaper” (Poynter)

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“He has no friends, but he recognizes no enemies. He’s a hero for journalism everywhere.” — Rowland “Reb” Rebele (1989 CNPA president), describing Sacramento Valley Mirror Publisher Tim Crews in “Meet the ‘cranky country publisher’ who files lawsuits instead of tweets” (Poynter)

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