As much as journalists try to be non-biased it is almost impossible because we each have differing world views. These views whether we like it or not shape who we are and how we will write. That isn’t a bad thing. Some people think that journalists shouldn’t let their views influence their writing, but truth is that will never happen. The important thing is that we are conscious of differing world views.
We are surrounded by all sorts of different views, but we can’t let other views distort our own. We must be courageous and take a stand on our views. In journalism you have to be willing to stick your neck out a little bit and take risks. In class we had a guest speaker Gareth Harding, who encouraged us to get out and take risks because without taking some risks you won’t be successful. We need to be willing to accept failure. Failure teaches us and helps us learn. Sometimes we need to go out on a limb and take a leap of faith, even if we fail.
In the end you will regret the opportunities you never took, rather than the times you failed. Get out and take chances, make mistakes, and live life. Eventually in life we will fail, but that’s ok. Go for it anyway, eventually you will succeed if you never give up.
So speak up, share your views, and don’t let anything stop you.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”