Women in Sport
What excites me about Web 2.0 and citizen journalism, is not just the space it provides to create awareness of issues and spread information, but the immediacy at which this information can be made available.
It creates the possibility for a wider breadth of sources and perspectives which the official media may not include and thus gives us as media consumers a better understanding of stories and issues that seem detached from us.
Web 2.0 can help in that here is a space in which stories and issues about or that effect women which are sometimes over- looked can not only be reported on, but also explore in which ways these different issues are effecting women. On the brighter side this space can be used to celebrate the accomplishments of women which are sometimes over- looked, not only giving them the credit they deserve for their work, but providing a wider range of female role models for young women.
I also feel it is important to use this space to build a community of people who can support each other within working to empower women.
Generally, Web 2.0 makes me feel empowered because I know I have this space where I don’t have to be scared to say what I feel and I can tell the stories I feel are important. More specifically, as an avid sports fan I would like to use it as a space where I can firstly show to a male dominated industry that quality sports writing is not defined by gender; and secondly to report stories on sports women who are often passed over for their male counterparts in mainstream media.