Today’s topic is how to report on a story that supports something you don’t believe in. Everyone has different beliefs, and there are so many drastic ones nowadays, so it is easy to come across something that you don’t believe in for whatever reason. This can be an issue because people don’t know how to go about talking about something if they don’t believe in it.
If you have to report on something you don’t believe in, such as minority groups, controversial topics such as abortion, or something that goes against your religious or political views, remember that just because you’re reporting the story doesn’t mean you have to believe it. Also, there are people in the audience out there that do believe it, and you have to serve those audience members too by reporting the story. It would be unfair if you didn’t report stories that some audience members want to hear simply because you don’t believe in them.
What about you? Have you ever had to give a presentation or report a story on something you didn’t believe in? What was it? What helped you get thru? Did you change your beliefs at all because of the experience? Let me know in the comments.
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