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15.6.2016

Delivered: The latest episode of Newsmakers for HSTV - featuring an interview with Liisa Lilja, a triathlete heading to the Paralympic Games in R [...]

8.6.2016

Delivered: The latest episode of Newsmakers for HSTV - featuring an interview with Teivo Teivainen, Professor of World Politics at Helsinki Unive [...]

1.6.2016

Delivered: The latest episode of Newsmakers for HSTV - featuring an interview with Hanna Helander, from the City-Sámit Association; and a new sto [...]

24.5.2016

Delivered: The latest episode of Newsmakers for HSTV - featuring an interview with Professor Frances Arnold, 2016 Millennium Technology Prize win [...]

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Political Reporter: "I wrote the story on my phone while I was out to dinner with friends."
Digital Editor: "And I edited it from an Uber."
Political Reporter: "It was all very millennial."

- Overheard In The Newsroom OITN

"I still believe that if your aim is to change the world,
journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon"

- Tom Stoppard

"Time, whose sharp, bloodthirsty quill
Parts the killed from those who kill
Will pronounce the latter tribe, as your type"

- Morten Harket / Joseph Brodsky

"Bad manners make a journalist"

- Oscar Wilde

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter"

- Thomas Jefferson

"The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it"

- Grace Kelly

Reporter: “You guys are producers, you don’t have feelings“
Producer: "We have feelings too!"
Reporter: "No, you have deadlines."

- Overheard In The Newsroom OITN

"A news story should be like a mini skirt on a pretty woman.
Long enough to cover the subject
but short enough to be interesting"

- Anonymous Texas newspaper editor

“In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth,
while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped
to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

- Eric Hoffer

"We don't go into journalism to be popular.
It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure
on our leaders until we get answers."

- Helen Thomas

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar
as the Bible and Playboy magazine."

- Walter Cronkite

"Most rock journalism is people who can't write,
interviewing people who can't talk,
for people who can't read"

- Frank Zappa

"I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things
and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty,
freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism."

- Kate Adie

Editor one: "Our newspaper is boring this week. Everything is about really old people".
Editor two: "Yeah, but most of our readers are old people."
Editor three: "Not for long."

- Overheard In The Newsroom OITN

"In the paper today, tales of war and of waste,
but you turn right over to the TV page."

- Neil Finn

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Broadcast Balancing Act

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Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

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Changing Weather 

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