The tough side of journalism

journalistJournalism has a side that goes unspoken sometimes. The side that no one wants to talk about, the side thats not just incredibly hard to read but also hard to write for the journalist. That type of journalism is the sad news, the news thats very hard to write about and when you read it, it often brings you to tears. One journalist that is good at writting those pieces is Diana Sugg. We read some of her pieces and wow is all i have to say…. The pieces are so deep and emotional they are very hard to get through one paragraph. The stories about children becoming sick and dying is just horrifyingthe thought of parents having to bury their children are never easy thoughts. We all know someone who has died too young, we all know parents who are struggling with the sickness of their child or the loss of their child. It’s something that I would never wish upon anyone, something that I wish we could eliminate from this world.

pissin bitch

Dian says in the one piece that sitting in that hospital room with 12 year old R.J., writing this piece on his struggle to fight, is something that she struggled with and often wondered, “Am I doing the right thing?” She pointed out that she felt as though she and her photographer, Monica were “vultures.” She did not elaborate on this but knowing what a vulture is and does, I think she’s using this metaphor to describe herself pushing and pressing for more information and more to happen to strengthen her story. But at the end of her writing Dian said that she thinks she did the right thing doing the piece because, RJ stated that he liked having her in the hospital room with him and having someone to talk to. Im not sure i could ever do anything like this, it would be to hard for me to see kids like that. So im honestly very impressed with the work of Dian Sugg.

 

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