I believe in journalism, do you?

Today I have decided to write about journalists in general –why I have chosen this job- and what society thinks about us. Unfortunately, the majority of people don’t have a good point of view of journalists, but… why?

First of all I would like to say that journalism was the unique degree I liked, it was my unique choice. I was sure that I wanted to be a journalist, and I am still sure about it. In my opinion, real journalists are different to the rest of the society. Once, I read that journalism is not a job, it is a way of life. You are a journalist since you wake up in the morning until you get slept at night.

A journalist is always aware of what it is happening around him/her. Our goal is to understand what is going on in order to tell it to the rest so they can create their own opinion. We are always finding the truth and we hate liars. We don’t agree with many laws and we fight against them, we fight to get what we think society deserves, we fight for our rights… and we do it the best way we know, writing and informing.

What about radio and tv journalists? They speak. Yes, of course, but before saying what the audience listen, they had been writing the text for a lot of time!

Unfortunately, nowadays there are a lot of fake journalists, those who work without being a journalist, those who don’t care about other individuals, and those who only want money or to be famous, without taking into account society. However, there are also many ignorant people, who think that being a journalist can’t consider a job because we just tell people what we know, even if it is not true. News don’t appear already written. Yes, words exist, but they need someone who give them sense and verify them, someone who work in the issue and find some exclusive information.

This is not our best moment, but I would like you to know that real journalism is still alive. We are going to fight for you; we are going to tell the world all we know about politicians, economy, frauds… In order you can decide how to carry your live. However, don’t think journalists only tell negative news; life is awesome so there are also incredible stories to tell!

So… I believe in journalism, do you?

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