Some blokes may think that media such as journalism and blogging is a business that’s just as boring as watching discussions in Parliament. The way I see it however, written content – in particular journalism – is extremely easy to make, and it can be used for good and essential purposes.
For example, journalism is one of the most important forms of media, because it can be used not only to inform, but also to criticise figures in power, which allows people to become more invested in political affairs.
For example, articles about the UK government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic have the power to encourage people to hold the government accountable for their actions, thus putting pressure on them to change their policy.
Thus, through the power of journalism, the reader feels more connected with today’s political and social affairs, which encourages them to hold the government to account and participate in politics, thus reinforcing the principle of an open government.
I particularly like the blogging media, because of its simplicity, low cost and accessibility, and I believe that such media is the future of journalism.
Anyone can become a blogger by simply creating an account on platforms such as Substack, Twitter and even YouTube, and that’s the best part about today’s media landscape: it allows people to participate in creating media without the need of much money.
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