Right now our country is in a crisis. The mainstream media is loosing all of its credibility. The people need a voice that they can trust. Many in the media write not only their stories but their headlines based on what they think will get them attention. The problem with this is that they (the mainstream media) don’t care about getting it right. They are willing to destroy someone’s reputation in order to get attention. This is morally and ethically wrong.
I believe in the first amendment which entitles everyone to free speech and also gives the media the right to freedom of the press. But I also believe that it is my duty as an American to do the right thing by my readers and the people that I am writing about. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty should the story require it. On the same note if a story is a good story but won’t get a lot of attention I will still share my thoughts about it because it is a story.
The crisis of mainstream media comes from the 2016 presidential election when then Candidate Donald J. Trump called out the mainstream media for their attempts to report stories that are not in whole or partial truth.
You will learn after following my organization The Narrative Times that we share information in two ways directly from the source or in the voice of an opinions journalist. When I say we share directly from the source I mean it. Our content includes videos directly from the White House, the Congress and other key organizations. My message for journalism is very clear be honest and truthful. You can share opinions but make sure they are clearly marked as such.
One thing that is not stressed enough is that there is a difference between a journalist, a writer, and a political commentator. A journalist will cover strictly news, a writer can write about almost anything and a political commentator discusses politics that are currently in the news. Two notable journalists include Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who cracked the Watergate Scandal wide open. Examples of writers include Benny Johnson and Kaitlynn Critchfield. Finally, an example of a political commentator would be Allie Stuckey or The Conservative Millennial.
We as members of the media must bring back trust and faith in truthful reporting to our readers. It is time to step up, be honest, and do the right thing.