How can any writer truly know they have fulfilled their responsibilities
As a journalist covering a wide range of stories, I put in a lot of long hours. Not only researcher a story, interviewing someone or covering breaking news but also by writing the story as accurate and truth-worthy as possible. It's also my responsibility to inform on topics some might not want talked about. That's what freedom of the press is all about after all, informing the public.
Once anyone of my articles are published that's where my responsibility ends and yours begins. Your responsibility as a follower, a readers, a citizen. How my readers react to what I write tells me if I've done my job. Reacting is more than just a like, share or comment when it comes to covering news. It's about informing the public, getting people to talk about that news and even compel one to react.
Maybe you suddenly change something in your life. Maybe you decided to do something that changes what is happening in the world. I know there are a lot of media personnel who just want the headline, their five minutes in the spotlight but is that really what reporting the news is about? Isn't it about the issue?
At the end of the day have you fulfilled your responsibilities as a writer, an author, a blogger, a person? Just something to think about today...
Image Credit » photographer: Wendy Spickerman (Flood of 2015)