Potential & Ability: A Personal Manifesto

Potential & Ability: A Personal Manifesto

We have potential…

We have the ability…

to do and be so much more.

As journalists, we must take responsibility;

Be the change that we want to see –

A world more united and free.

We are all caught up in shares, likes, and views.

But what about the stories, the people, the real news?

Journalists are needed now more than ever.

To bring diverse communities together.

There is much, much more.

There is a very big future.

Journalism being combined with many other fields:

Law, Design, Computer Science, Gaming, and many more.

We journalists have potential…

We journalists have the ability…

to do and be so much more.

We are the tools by which we can make change.

We can create.

We can inspire.

We can tell stories;

stories that make people cry, laugh, smile, shout…

stories that are important.

Our perspective is important.

So where are we going?

I’m not sure.

But we have potential…

We have the ability…

to do and be so much more.


Image credit: “Perspective…” by Eden Blackstone