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 Ken Auletta - “Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.”
 Ken Auletta - “Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners.”
 Ken Auletta - “Historically, viewers tire of people they have seen on TV for a long period of time.”
 Ken Auletta - “He aired documentaries on weighty subjects at a time when CBS, NBC and ABC had largely abandoned them, ... kept his team in Baghdad during the first Gulf War in 1991, even though all the other networks pulled theirs out.”
 Richard Auletta - “That's unequivocal. There's been all sorts of speculation by all sorts of analysts who have never heard the word accountability. People can speculate all they want, but we made a very simple statement in our press release.”
 Ken Auletta - “Journalists prize independence, not teamwork. Journalists understand waste is inherent to good journalism... that good reporting and writing is hard to quantify.”
 Ken Auletta - “Journalists prize independence, not teamwork. Journalists understand waste is inherent to good journalism ... that good reporting and writing is hard to quantify.”
 Ken Auletta - “Now NBC News devotes entire hours to 'exclusive' interviews with the Runaway Bride. CBS' '48 Hours,' which once took us inside the emergency room of a hospital,”
 Richard Auletta - “The hope is they (Cerberus) can improve sales and improve margins to actually make it a better deal for us.”
 Ken Auletta - “Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.”
 Ken Auletta - “This is a guy who has an amazing track record over a long period of time. He's not a one-shot wonder. If you can get Jobs on your team, and then make sure he has a stake in the company succeeding, that's a desirable thing.”
 Ken Auletta - “Games online and computer games are becoming a huge, huge business, with young males aging 18 to 35.”
 Ken Auletta - “In the end, you have to listen to your customers. Isn't a good business supposed to understand its customers”
 Ken Auletta - “Let's concede that most journalistic enterprises need to make a profit, and to do that, they must be like supermarkets, offering a range of choices to their customers - international news, weather, sports, business, gossip, movie reviews and results of planning board meetings. But too often, journalistic supermarkets have become specialty stores,”
 Richard Auletta - “The completion is not expected till mid-year and until then it is business as usual.”
 Richard Auletta - “It's a significant business and one they feel is undervalued. They're moving forward with running the business.”
 Ken Auletta - “We have to find a language to communicate with the folks who sign our checks to help them understand that they will not be able to build a valuable journalistic brand without good journalism, which is expensive. This creates a chasm between us that admittedly will be very hard to bridge ... Our job is not to give the public what they think they want because what they want changes or is wrong. Look at how it changed after 911. Before 911 the public was less interested, according to every survey, in Islam or international news. After 911, they asked, 'How come you didn't tell us more about Islam and what was going on' What the public wants is more about Brad and Angelina.”
 Ken Auletta - “This is one of the most gifted interviewers that television or print has ever had, ... Three Blind Mice.”
 Ken Auletta - “Objectivity is a false god. We are human beings and we screw up or have flaws that are hidden from us. But fairness and balance are possible. Not stereotyping people we write about is possible. We can be skeptical without being cynical,”
 Ken Auletta - “I've never tried to be uber-sexy, ... I want to age gracefully. At 48 now, I've finally lost my baby fat. I want to look nice and feel attractive. ... I grew my hair out and got it lightened for the simple reason that I'm pretty gray, and this means I don't have to go to the hairdresser as often.”
 Ken Auletta - “We work for the readers - not the shareholders. My friend Peter Jennings, who died last month, and Ted Koppel, your 2000 Red Smith lecturer, served their audience - not their corporate parent. They work their sources, but they do not trim their reporting to please sources. Journalists in television too often chase ratings while print journalists too often chase headlines. However, day in and day out, Jennings, like Koppel, tried to offer citizens information we need to make decisions for our democracy. The best journalists and the best officials are public servants. What flows from this assumption are some pretty startling conclusions.”
 Ken Auletta - “I think the press, which arguably was cowed by the (Bush) administration in the run-up to the war with Iraq, was certainly not cowed in covering the aftermath of Katrina.”