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Web 2.0 an exciting tool for journalist

Web 2.0 the platform for new media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google maps, and other interactive news sites, is an exciting tool as it enables me to have the world in my hands.
As a journalist my job demands that I have information on what is happening globally on my finger tips and with web 2.0 I interact with the people from all over the globe.
The moment something happens I get it like I´m just a minute away from the scene.
Without web 2.0 it will be impossible to be kept abreast with the rest of the world.
While I may not know everything about something but with Web 2.0 I know something about everything, which is the most exciting thing about this new media.
While traditional media may be unable to bring out some issues affecting women and express them in the best way possible, social media allows the affected to reach out for help to others in their own expression.
While most women globally suffer in isolation, web 2.0 has helped many to speak-up and get empowerment through sharing experiences with others that have had similar circumstances.
A lot of women share the same pain, bear the same burden and if one leads the way of breaking the silence via web 2.0 its easier for more others to share the experiences and even reach out to those that don't have courage to so.
Web 2.0 has helped women realise their potential by way of interaction with other women that are successful in life despite their challenges.
For some women, once abused they feel the world has closed its door on them and through social interaction many women have risen above their challenges.
As a journalist my job demands that I report news and news means something new that no one has ever read or heard before and creativity is my number one priority.
With web 2.0, I get new ideas everyday through interaction with people around the globe and that makes my job as a journalist much easier.

Comments

Nezed's picture

True That!

Yeah, Web 2.0 offers an enriching experience as our potentials are exposed via interactions with other people around the globe and sure does make journalism easier... well done!

I do not aim for Perfection; Just excellence!

katyrdz's picture

breaking the silence

Hi Chinemu! You couldn't be more right. I also think the internet has empowered the women's movement by giving us the force necessary to break silence by knowing we are not alone! Right now I know I have the support from other women around the world who are also working towards equality.

MaDube's picture

Jacks of all trades

Indeed web 2.0 has turned us into jacks of all trades which is a very positive thing in the world we live in.'I know something about everything'. I like that, these days we just have to know a bit of everything in order for important details not to pass us by.

Teresa Temweka's picture

exciting career

i am a journalist by profession too, you wouldnt be more right. Web 2.0 is a great tool for us, you get what you need anytime. Writing and researching on news topics has become exciting and easy. i love it.

Teresa

Mutale kapekele's picture

This is a good read Chinemu.

This is a good read Chinemu. Simple and honest

harinees's picture

global reach

Hi Chinemu

Yes, I believe web 2.0 has offered hope to women who otherwise did not have access to other women around the globe. Well said. It would have been good to see one specific example of how web 2.0 has helped you get better as a journalist or how it helped a particular woman you know. I think that would have added a bit more depth to this article. Otherwise, great writing!

jackiesw's picture

well said

Dear Chinemu.

Thank you for what you wrote. I especially appreciated reading about your views on how web 2.0 will help women who have suffered, acknowledging courage in these discussions, and offering the view that one voice has the power to help many.

Jackie

Dear Sister Chinemu,

I appreciate your compassionate voice. I love your enthusiasm to learn, share and build a community of women via web 2.0. As a journalist, you will help empower women to share their stories in their "authentic" voice. I look forward to hearing about "your" story and journey of empowerment.

Keep up the good work and desire to learn, grow and share!

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

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