By AJR Staff
"One of the best things we can do as journalists is to write stories that not only touch people but change their lives."
— Evelyn Larrubia, one of three Los Angeles Times reporters who shared the Scripps Howard Foundation award for investigative journalism, at an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
"We not only have to fly the plane without knowing our destination, we have to build the plane while it's in the air."
— Ken Sands, online publisher of the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, speaking about the future of journalism during a panel at the ASNE convention in Seattle.
"The media generally are suffering from attention deficit disorder. That's why the bloggers are important."
— Liberal blogger to the stars Arianna Huffington, at The Week magazine's opinion awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
"We ought to suspend the White House briefing and get back to serious reporting."
— former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, at the same event.