Top 10 Quotes by Harold Evans

Harold Evans

Internet news cycles are by the minute, and any fool can take a headline from the Associated Press and send it out as news.

Harold Evans
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
Harold Evans

The credibility of a newspaper or news magazine is essential so you can check it for accuracy. I'm not saying it's not valuable. One can make a case for just running everything. Just run it! That's one of the advantages of the web, you can run everything - but you don't help the reader find out what's important.

Harold Evans
The purpose of the book is to see what happened to America; both to the people in it, and to its relationships with the rest of the world.
Harold Evans

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.

Harold Evans
This impressed me when I was the editor of the Sunday Times [of London] - we had the "Bloody Sunday" killings of 13 unarmed civilians by British paratroopers. We interviewed 500 people for our report, and not one of them could give us a total picture of what was happening. It was like the Rashomon effect multiplied a million times. For a website or even a newspaper to be a collector of information flow is not the highest form of journalism.
Harold Evans

My wife [Tina Brown] co-founded the Daily Beast, so I have no hostility to the web or Internet. A number of print friends of mine regard it as the worst thing that's ever happened, but I don't.

Harold Evans
[The web] is going to end up being a tremendous advantage, providing we can work out the financial structure. I think we'll see newspapers survive, being printed at home. Or you'll have a local print shop, so that rather than waiting for the newspapers to arrive by truck, which is 30 percent at least of a newspaper's cost, you'll go in and push a button, and it will take your dollar bills without anyone having to be there. And it will print the newspaper for you while you wait. It will take seven minutes. There's a terrific future for print in my view and it gives me great heart.
Harold Evans

It's a story of terrific heroism (with) many, many dramatic stories of individuals,

Harold Evans
Some blogs have become the best check on monopoly mainstream journalism, and they provide a surprisingly frequent source of initiative reporting.