Week 10 Secondary Post: Social Justice Journalism

I’ve stumbled across many social justice blogs and organizations during this year that I wouldn’t have otherwise, if not for this course, Blogging the Just City.

But I still wonder…

Is the future of social justice journalism still bright?

I think a lot of people have different stances on this topic. Plenty of others before me have offered their opinions on issues related to social justice and journalism. Now I want to contribute mine.

Social justice is fundamental to society, any society. There won’t always be complete justice for everybody, but without any measure of justice, there isn’t much of a society. At least in my eyes.

Journalism, on the other hand, isn’t dead. It has just taken on modernized, digitalized forms. And there’s nothing wrong with enhancing the way readers access their news. If anything, journalism has grown more alive. Time has revived the older print form of journalism and breathed new life into it on the Internet. Today writers can share news faster and easier than ever before. 

No matter what happens in the upcoming months and years, there is a future for social justice journalism. Just like there is a future for both separately. Social justice will continue to exist. Advocates will advocate for equality, fairness, and justice. Writers as well as bloggers will keep journalism alive. Social justice journalism has the potential to revolutionize society. 

More and more people are engaging in social justice journalism. Blogs, run by an individual or by an organization, are being created every day. Many of them report on social justice issues or touch on them to some extent. 

Blogging isn’t equivalent to journalism, but it’s still a way of contributing to social justice discussions. And those conversations often lead to so much more. 

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5 thoughts on “Week 10 Secondary Post: Social Justice Journalism

  1. I agree with the idea of journalism being alive with the introduction of technology, rather than the so-called “dead” it’s been labeled. Journalism in print, maybe, but that’s a whole other debate—will the Kindle replace the book?

    The role of the journalist is to report on events, to inform and educate the general public at a timely manner. Switching from physical prints to online articles is not only more efficient, but more economic and environmentally friendly.

    Blogging is another way technology is changing the news, as you said, people can engage and contribute to social justice discussions. With enough online presence and support, bloggers can even bring issues to the attention of major news platforms. After all, the newspaper’s role is to inform readers of breaking news, not ongoing human rights issues.

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    1. Yep. Electronic media has made print more obsolete, but it still enhances the way we communicate with each other. Very true. I think there are many advantages to using online platforms as a way of sharing news and discussing issues.

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