VOF Module 1 Exercise

Marinieves Alba
Posted November 29, 2011 from United States
  1. Use five adjectives to complete this sentence.

    My voice is clear, honest, humane, passionate, and colorful.

  2. I want to be a correspondent because:

there aren't enough progressive, conscious voices (of people) of color in the U.S. covering local and global issues in a way that "connects the dots", or links (local) social justice issues and injustices to the global struggle for human rights.

  1. Honest, strong, solutions-based journalism will help my community to better informed and be more accurately represented across a spectrum of media platforms. Contributing to shifting the paradigm for how communities of color and low income/working communities in the United States are represented in the media, is part of a broader shift to fundamentally transform how our images are created, projected, interpreted, and reproduced for local and global consumption. Media impacts self-perception and collective identity. I want to use journalism as a tool to help create media that positively impacts how we see ourselves, so that we can better leverage our collective power.

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  • Usha K.C.
    Nov 29, 2011
    Nov 29, 2011

    Hi Mari,, I admire your voice sister. wish you best of luck to achieve your mission of being correspondent.

  • Okeny-Lucia
    Nov 30, 2011
    Nov 30, 2011

    Hi, Reading your biography,there is a great sense of community responsibility ,that flows easily from your veins. There is enough writing field in pulsewire. All the best

  • Paulina Nayra
    Nov 30, 2011
    Nov 30, 2011

    I can feel and imagine your voice Malba. It evokes a caring yet assertive and inclusive spirit. You are very articulate, too. It's about time to bring your voice to mainstream journalism.

    Cheers from the Philippines,

    Paulina

  • ikirimat
    Dec 01, 2011
    Dec 01, 2011

    With determination you will achieve your dream. Good luck friend

  • Amie Bojang-Sissoho
    Dec 01, 2011
    Dec 01, 2011

    Keep the spirit in you in your correspondent work and it will guide you. good luck

  • Marinieves Alba
    Dec 05, 2011
    Dec 05, 2011

    Thank you women! I wish you all the best! Looking forward to a rich exchange with our cohort! Mari