Boy effected by Chagas Disease
Interestingly, in my pursuit of a career in journalism, I want to help improve the plight of the impoverished in
Journalists can use the power of communication to bring awareness to an issue in which many people were previously oblivious to. For example, investigating and reporting instances where a region lacks potable water, sewage drainage or where infectious diseases are commonly spread through insects can help governmental and non-profit organizations assemble the proper knowledge and manpower to help those in need. Often those who can help simply need the information that journalists are able to discover through their investigation of impoverished areas.
The spread of information is vital for those affected by poverty. In
I personally believe the most important role a journalist can perform in helping to stop poverty is bringing it to attention.
I’ve always believed in trying to represent those in dire need, but this course has taught me the tenacity and relentlessness necessary to make a difference. As for helping people in nations that