I become interested in journalism when I was watching a TV show called the Newsroom a couple of years ago. I have watched the entire show lots of times since then and being a news producer has become one of my dreams. I want to be a person that is useful to the society as a journalist, to let the people know the truth, lead them think about some of the societal issues around them and hopefully, make some phenomenon better.
There are a few things in the recent news that have caught my eye. One of the most interesting ones is the “Alternative Facts”. As counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, the White House had put forth “alternative facts” to ones reported by the news media about the size of Mr. Trump’s inauguration crowd (New York Times). The wording she used, alternative facts, has raised doubts and concerns through all kinds of social media. NBC’s Chuck Todd pointed out, “alternative facts are not facts, they’re falsehoods!” It is essentially important that the president and his administrations should always tell truth to the public. We should not accept any forms of alternative facts but the pure truth. But on the other hand, I think instead of leading everyone’s attention to the crowd sizes, media should spend more of their coverage on release tax returns and President Trump’s nominees. We already had enough knowledge of this avoidable farce. Press agencies should really cover more on what really matters to the citizens of America.
On the other hand, the Justice from Brandeis University reported crowds of Sodexo employees are protesting scheduling cuts and poor labor conditions. As a student at Brandeis, I have felt the same as is described in the news. During lunchtime, the lines in both upper and lower Usdan seem to be endless. Students spend much time waiting and workers seem exhausted after working for hours without break. The best way to solve the problem is, as most of the workers had pointed out, to hire more people. The Justice that has brought out this important issue that relates closely to the Brandeis Community. Campus administrations should take steps and solve the problem as soon as possible for dining services workers and for the entire student population.