My Favorite Quotes
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 Kurt Loder - “Whomever you're going to interview, you have to be interested in what it is you want to know from them. You have to be interested in the subject.”
 Kurt Loder - “Well, a lead is the most important thing about the story.”
 Kurt Loder - “Television's not going read stories to you.”
 Kurt Loder - “Some of the most important stories don't lend themselves to television treatment.”
 Kurt Loder - “So, yeah, I think it had a major effect. I think in franchising younger people, it was just an idea that's never been trotted out before, but it makes perfectly good sense.”
 Kurt Loder - “Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that's not working. Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor.”
 Kurt Loder - “It's very important to know the language.”
 Kurt Loder - “I know what the structure of the language is.”
 Kurt Loder - “I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very good research department.”
 Kurt Loder - “And you can't really cover people critically that you're friends with.”
 Kurt Loder - “And the most important thing you can do is learn to edit yourself. And then go back and rewrite.”
 Kurt Loder - “And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work at it and work at it.”
 Kurt Loder - “So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy. They don't. Generally. They want you for some reason or other, and you just have to fend that off all the time.”
 Kurt Loder - “And I got out, and it was during the time of the Vietnam war, and I was going to be drafted, so I joined to go to journalism school.”
 Kurt Loder - “Unless you're doing a feature piece, which is going to be longer, and you have more time to get into stuff.”
 Kurt Loder - “Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in.”
 Kurt Loder - “You find the most important thing that really grabs you, and put it right up top. Don't bury the lead. Put it at the top. Best thing to do. Never go wrong that way. It's an immutable law of journalism. It just always works.”
 Kurt Loder - “It's not a good thing to be friends with people you're covering. There's just no point in doing it. It's tempting, but they're not going to consider you their friend anyway. They just know that you're somebody that can do something for them.”
 Kurt Loder - “I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet.”
 Kurt Loder - “So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There's just more going on. It's an adjunct to the written word, which I think is still the most important thing.”
 Kurt Loder - “I don't find music being less important than, like, politics.”
 Kurt Loder - “I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers.”
 Kurt Loder - “It's gonna be short if it's news put it at the top. Style's not an issue, just make it news.”
 Kurt Loder - “But music raises a lot of issues. Music is something that matters to people a lot, and they put a lot of passion into it. And I think when you have an area like that, you're gonna find a lot of issues coming up.”
 Kurt Loder - “Television's very dependent on images. That's not what news is.”

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