I was told journalism is dead. And although I had reasons that justified why I chose this program, I was skeptical about whether I actually wanted to be a “journalist”. After my first few weeks at Sheridan, my perception has changed drastically. I believe that the goals of journalists have changed because the demand of the public has changed. Facts can make for an informative story, but perspective makes for an intriguing one.
11 years have passed. I often wonder what the world would be like if this never happened. Would there be less conflict? Less hate? Less anger? Would there be more compassion? More acceptance? More peace? Every year on September 11, I remember my puzzled sixth grade self as we stood for a moment of silence as our principal explained what had happened.
As of a week ago, I have had to make a commitment to keep up to date with news on a daily basis, due to the nature of the field I will be pursuing for my future career. I won’t deny that it seemed like a difficult task, mainly because I only read about things that interest me, such as sports and entertainment and specific political and global conflicts.