Enforcing Direct Action through Online Journalism
Online journalism is about telling a story, but it's not just about that. It's about more than just words: It's about action. How can you inspire action through online journalism? How can articles on a leftist blog serve as a call to action among those in your sphere?
Make It Clear What the Next Step Is
Today, there's a morass of information out there without any clear direction. People know what the problems are, but they don't know what to do about it. If you want to enforce action, you need to be direct and clear. It's not about just telling the story of a corrupt system, it's about telling people to organize and destroy the system—to burn it into the ground while simultaneously installing non-oppressive (meaning directly democratic) structures.
Organize In Your Community
Online journalism is the perfect way to develop a network and connect with those who believe as you do. Don't just stop at an article. Promote connection. Get email addressees. Respond to comments. Involve people: Tell them when and where to meet and where they can reach out to you and other organizations. Journalism lets you communicate directly with people, and it's an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.
Don't Get Trapped Into the Myth of Neutrality
Social journalism doesn't have to be unbiased. In fact, it can never be unbiased. Every article of journalism ever written carries with it the weight of innumerable biases, privileges, and preconceptions. When we try to work towards an unbiased angle, we only end up weakening our message. Determine what you stand for early, and don't hesitate to stand for it!
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