Let The Light Shine

When we think of journalists, we often think of the people we see reporting on tv or perhaps writing the stories in our daily/weekly/monthly newspapers.
What we forget is that this job comes with many hazards, whether it be safely going about conducting investigations or simply reporting the news, the truth, in especially hazardous conditions.
I myself am not a journalist but I can see it as a viable career in helping the people of this world because of the value in being a journalist. They have a certain level of respect for the types of people they meet on a day-to-day basis and they have many opportunities to see what’s really going on in the world. Most importantly, they have the ethical obligation to truthfully report what happens as well.
Although the moral benefits are great, journalism comes with it’s own risks too. Not every country guarantees the press freedom to report whatever they see fit. This can lead to lives being in danger and the truth being in danger with them. What we really need to take away from this little rant here is that our news shouldn’t be taken for granted given the occupational hazards of getting it to us, and that journalism is indeed quite a respectable job, not for the faint of heart or spirit.
The truth is a light, and without it the people are left in the dark. So let the light shine.

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