Mainstream Media Scream: Journalism Cheered as ‘a Form of Activism’

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Mainstream Media Scream: Journalism Cheered as ‘a Form of Activism’


Bedard, Paul, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


This week’s Mainstream Media Scream features the co-editor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the Florida mass slaying, telling her truth on the media that it is a “form of activism.”

Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources during the weekend of anti-gun protests in Washington, Rebecca Schneid, co-editor-in-chief of the Eagle Eye, said the purpose of journalism is to be a change agent.

Host Brian Stelter interviewed her the day after she participated in the “March for Our Lives.”

The exchange on the March 25 edition of Reliable Sources on CNN:

Brian Stelter:Rebecca, I wonder what yesterday felt like for you because I see a lot of Parkland students becoming activists, but you all were there as journalists. Do you see a difference right now between journalism and activism and what you're doing?

Rebecca Schneid:I think that for me, the purpose of journalism is to raise, you know, the voices of people that maybe don’t have a voice and so, I think that in its own right journalism is a form of activism. …

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