Years ago, as a journalism student, I argued in an essay that “everyone is a journalist”.
My theory was – working with a definition that journalism is about informing the public – there really isn’t anyone in the developed world who cannot do that.
It was 2013, so the rise of the smartphone and social media had happened a few years earlier, and near enough everyone I knew had immediate access to share and disseminate information at a moment’s notice.
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