Journal: Expression

So I’m doing this again. I thought tweeting and other social networks would satiate this itch to blog about life but it didn’t. I haven’t really been expressing myself and talking about how I feel and seeing how I express myself better not just in writing but long form writing, I’ve decided to bring my online Journal back. So now that we’re done with the exposition, let’s begin with the expression.

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Discussing: What is Journalism?

Journalism is a field which has been criticized heavily in recent memory. Whether it’s the validity of the political opinions pundits on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC have to say or the quality of work those in video games journalism do, the question of what these reporters, investigators, anchors, writers, pundits, editors, and interviewers do has come into question, going as far as to even question whether or not what a majority of these people do is even journalism. As someone who considers himself a journalist and aspires to reach a professional level, I understand the frustration that comes from that feeling of being fed bias or incorrect information. I also understand that this will cause anyone to question if the whole premise is even valid. However, I’m also quite offended for not only myself but other likeminded people who respect the work and knows the work that goes into the profession. The idea that we can communicate information to a bigger audience that may be unaware or misinformed is a powerful one. So I thought I would take the time to explain what journalism is, as most people don’t even know.

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