Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Rebecca Schneid, co-editor-in-chief of the student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, the Eagle Eye, admitted the obvious which older journalists deny: “Journalism is a form of activism.”
Host Brian Stelter interviewed her the day after she participated in the “March for Our Lives.”
The exchange on the March 25 edition of Reliable Sources on CNN:
BRIAN STELTER, HOST: Rebecca, I wonder what yesterday felt like for you because I see a lot of Parkland students becoming activists, but you all were there as journalists. Do you see a difference right now between journalism and activism and what you're doing?
REBECCA SCHNEID, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF, THE EAGLE EYE: I think that for me, the purpose of journalism is to raise, you know, the voices of people that maybe don’t have a voice and so, I think that in its own right journalism is a form of activism. And I think that there is distinctions for me, you know as a journalist and also as someone that wants to demand change, but I think that the partnership of the two is the only reason that we are able to make a change.
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