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Confessions — ethics

She said, "Your Story Will Never Matter!" Boy, Was She Wrong!

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She said, "Your Story Will Never Matter!" Boy, Was She Wrong!

Once, I had a journalism teacher who told me that “people don’t want to hear your opinion.” She continued to ramble on about how that wasn’t in journalistic ethics and that my opinion, ultimately, did not matter. She continued to grade me poorly because I showed passions for what I believed in, and refused to “see it my way.” Man, it’s a good thing that I didn’t listen to her, right?! If I’d have listened to her, or the millions of other times someone told me that my story didn’t matter, I wouldn’t be here telling you that it’s the...

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