Inspiration Career post Amanda Shea

October 5, 2014 |  by  |  Inspiration, Inspiration, Inspiration

On Wednesday I attended the Tully Center For Speech Event, where I listened to Alan Rusbridger speak about his career in Journalism and saw him accept the Tully free speech award.  Alan works as the editor of the Guardian and has experienced a lot of backlash and legal issues for publishing the truth.  An Example of tho that Alan is known for is that he published the Edward Snowden story.  When Alan was asked why he published this controversial story he said it was because he believed it was something the public needed to know. Watching Alan speak was extremely inspirational for me because I am majoring in broadcast Journalism so I connected with what he was saying.

Alan painted journalism in a great light and spoke about how important this industry is to the public.  Alan`s Comparison of Journalism to something as essential as the police force showed how much respect he had for his job.  He spoke about how the media`s job is to spread the truth to the public so they can make intelligent decisions in their own lives.  When I begin my career in broadcast journalism I want to be as fearless and honest as Alan and always reveal the truth even if its a risky secret to uncover.  If something is unjust and negatively affects the public than I want to be able to tell  them.

 

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