There is an unmistakable power in the written word. But what do you do when you go to work?
Do you groggily concern yourself with making the perfect cup of coffee before sitting down to skim-read your PR-laden email for potential stories, check the news to play catch-up on missed scoops and phone your favourite contact, hoping for a juicy tip?
Yeah. I thought so.
Wake up, people.
Do you really contemplate how lucky you are to be reporting the stories, rather than being the story, when you’re interviewing one of Downtown Eastside’s drug addicts for a sensational sob story before heading back to your comfortable law-abiding office to count the minutes until you can abandon the leather office chair in exchange for home’s lazy-boy couch and HDTV?
Do you think about the huge opportunity you have each day to cause reform, bring justice and give light to unspoken darkness and to ground the community …Read More