As a Journalist, I can say without a doubt, if I could go back in time, I might reconsider my profession. I love the job description itself, but in a digital world definitions change. Data journalism has become a dominating field in the industry, and although it may seem like that would make the job simpler, it’s only made our job more challenging.
In 2015 the New York Times published an article that went against everything we had learned since childhood. This finding went against the advice from teachers, parents and elders. The article that went on to change our perception on things was titled “No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water A Day” . This finding left me skeptical. Since I could remember, I went out of my way, to criticize myself for not drinking enough water. I felt as though society had lied to me, without even realizing it themselves. I became distrusting of the entire popular science community and began to question everything that popped up in my newsfeed from the keto diet to breathing exercises.