National Journalism Day is observed on 17 November, a day after National Press Day, to celebrate the freedom of speech and thoughts of journalists. 

It was the National Press Council of India that decided to observe Press Day and to honour the journalists by dedicating a special day to them. 

These days, media plays a pivotal role in shaping our society and has become a bridge between the government and the citizens. Be it television, newspapers, website or radio -- the consistent coverage by media on each and every issue of the society creates bigger impacts, making it one of most important professions of these days.

The special day is observed to encourage people who have chosen journalism as their career.

Check out some inspiring quotes about journalism below:

Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read. â€” Frank Zappa — American musician

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air. â€” Henry Anatole Grunwald — Journalist and diplomat

Journalism keeps you planted in the earth. â€” Ray Bradbury — American writer

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it. — Horace Greeley — Former editor of the New-York Tribune

Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. â€” Gilbert K Chesterton — English writer

Ratings don't last. Good journalism does. â€” Dan Rather — American journalist

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. â€” Tom Stoppard — British playwright

I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place. â€” Christiane Amanpour — British-Iranian journalist

It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about. â€” Tom Brokaw — American television journalist

 To conclude: good journalism is one of the models of good conversation and communication in the wider social context. â€” Rowan Williams â€” Anglican bishop

From journalism I learnt to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there. â€” Isabel Allende â€” Chilean-American writer