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23 Aug

Why am I a journalist?

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About a month ago I asked journalists, with all the abuse, furloughs and long hours… why are you a journalist?

I got great responses from journalists across the country, and even one from across the pond.

Thank you all so, so much!

Yes, we’re facing some hard times… but, without a doubt, this is one of the most exciting times to be a journalist. These responses were so inspirational to me… and I hope these answers help remind you why we do this… and hopefully these answers keep you going.

Remember, what we do matters!

NOTE: It’s not too late to submit your answer! I will try to collect these to help us all remember why we chose to take on this noble profession lifestyle.

DESIGN NOTE: I’m looking for a multimedia-ish gallery that will randomly display and cycle through the responses. Any suggestions?

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Here’s my answer

  1. Zhandra Zuleta
    August 23rd, 2010 at 16:41 | #1

    I´m a journalist because I have a microchip in my brain. I just can´t imagine myself being anything else.

    I´m really proud of being forced to be a journalist within the hostil environment that is Caracas right now. It taught me a lot about human responses when people are afraid. It also taught me that “a good journalism” can be a really flexible term, and when it´s required to, journalism adapts itself and it´s up to the rol it has to play.

  2. Amy Eisman
    August 24th, 2010 at 14:35 | #2

    What motivates Person A to do something good? What motivates Person B to do something so evil? Journalists can ask anyone anything anytime. And learn a little more about themselves in the process.

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