I’ve been feeling a lot like a big fish in a small pond — like there isn’t a space where my ideas can be fully understood.
I spend a lot of time explaining new platforms, ways news organizations can use them and how they benefit from being active on digital. I feel supported most times, but I still often feel like I’m screaming into the void.
I always center other people — reporters, audiences, the news organization — in the work I do. I don’t have a problem with that; it’s my job to do that. But it’s exhausting being excited about something not many people understand and not being met with the same enthusiasm I show others toward their work.
Sometimes I feel really defeated, but I guess that comes with the territory. In any work you do, there are going to be people who do and don’t support you.
So to anyone who’s in a similar role as I am, know this: I support you. I hear you and I’m here for you
. Sooner or later, this industry will know that it needs us to survive.