Best Summer Ever: Day 9
Start Spreading the News
Read the newspaper in random order, starting with the parts of the paper that move you the most.
If you read your news online, this is probably old hat to you. If you read your newspaper in print, you may be more tempted to read your paper from front to back, simply because it's printed that way.
Don't keep what you've read to yourself.
Share a powerful thought or idea with a friend or family member.
Take action on the issues that matter. Don't just forget about what you've read once you've read it.
Ultimately, it's what you do with the news that counts.
A reader moved to action has the power to change the world.
Poynter.org: Ethics and Diversity: Articles about ethics and diversity in journalism.
Organization of News Ombudsmen: This article explains the role of the newspaper ombudsman (a.k.a. the public editor) and points out that The Toronto Star was the first Canadian newspaper to have one. (The paper has had one since 1972.)
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: The CCPA Monitor: A newsletter full of well-researched and thought-provoking articles about some of the most challenging economic, social, and political issues facing Canadian families today.
Amnesty International Canada: Activist Toolkit: Resources for activists who wish to work to protect human rights.
Photo Credit: Ann Douglas, 2009.