In my 9th grade class, I took upon the responsibility of being the Editor-in-Chief of my school’s newspaper. With hard work and diligence to the truth, our little newspaper took the annual award for our size newspaper.
The award was presented by the Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He told me that if I studied hard and received a degree in Journalism I may someday work for his newspaper. Without thinking, I responded that working as a journalist would be my last choice on earth. I said it then and I still have not changed my mind. Why you may ask? The answer is that I am not a Communist.
In my opinion, when a newspaper reports on stories not for the importance of the story, but for the furtherance of their political position. The governments of Russia and China, to name only two, decide what articles are printed and when. What is the difference? I really wish that these journalists, protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution told both sides of a story equally and truthfully.
This is what I did in my earlier experience as an Editor-in-Chief and now as a blogger. I report on Tea Party activism: What the Tea Party stands for, What the principles of the Tea Party are, and the support for the political candidates endorsed by the Tea Party. I no longer print a newspaper, but I do blog for my Tea Party. Something that the printed newspaper media will never do, at least not on an equal footing.
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- Journalism Reloaded – What journalists need for the future (onlinejournalismblog.com)
- Journalists are ‘battery hens sipping water and eating half-frozen sandwiches’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Al-Jazeera says China has expelled journalist (ctv.ca)
- Citizen Kane – How to Run a Newspaper (video) (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)
- Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers (guardian.co.uk)