Essay on why journalism

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In a world as diverse as plant Earth, there are many aspects of the media that help define who people are and what they decide to become. Journalism is one of many areas in the huge spectrum of media and communication. Journalism is the timely reporting of events at the local, provincial, national and international levels and it has played a major role in shaping my life as a citizen, student, and a career-seeking individual. On a cold rainy night in the city I tossed and turned in my bed trying to fall asleep. I knew it would be time to get ready for school in a few hours, so decided to force myself to sleep. After ten minutes I realized I was not going to be able to sleep; therefore, I decided to turn the television on. The first station I came across was airing an ad about priceless diamond necklaces and rings that sparked little interest, forcing me to switch channels. Considering I had passed through nearly eighty television stations I opted to watch the History Channel, which was showing a reporter covering issues on poverty in the world. The heart breaking documentary highlighted how over 1 billion people in the world do not have adequate diets, shelter, and clothing. This shocking uncovering stunned me; forcing a tremendous rush of utter sadness throughout my body. Once the televised prompt was over I could hardly believe what I had saw. Outraged, I thought to myself it was immoral that in some parts of the world people waste food and resources, while starving infants and villagers in other nations are in desperate need of them. At that moment I knew something had to be done. Then ironically, I feel asleep. A few hours later I awoke to the horrid sound of my alarm ringing in my ears. Subsequent to getting out of bed, I remembered the media report focusing in on less fortunate individuals in under developed countries and decided I would speak to my journalism instructor about doing an article on it. When I arrived at school, I rushed through the slightly crowd hall of students and into my teachers classroom. Once inside I drastically explained to him what I had witness last night; hoping of getting a chance to really dig deeper in search of evidence relevant to international poverty. My instructor was very surprised that I had taken such an issue to heart and reluctantly gave me time to really research this topic. I quickly filled with excitement and darted to start my research. While researching I came across several interesting factors that lead to grave things that would shape my career. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or…