Why do we do what we do?
“We know we are a force for good because all over the world evil people try to kill us.”
Today journalists are more than just storytellers. We have evolved into not only a community but a beacon of hope to some. Every day journalists risk their lives so that the truth can be set free. In the end, we are the only ones that limit ourselves in this profession whether it be through lack of courage or our own imagination.
You’ve seen it in the news, the beheadings, the threats. In today’s world, journalists are more than a pen and a notebook.
“We are as important as ever.”
Every type of journalist, freelance, investigative reporter, political, etc, brings information and truth right to your door, or computer screen, or television. Some risk their lives for it, some even manage to reveal something so impactful that it changes the world.
“Is our role too big? Is it too much? Hardly.”
If we weren’t so important than why do people feel the need to try to stop us?
March 2, 2015