Engaging with the world

Engaging with the world

Purpose of blog...

"Journalism3portfolio-khatija" is a blog that will comprise of all the work I produce during the course of the year. In my personal journalistic philosophy I have made clear my position on objectivity and its role in journalism as a profession. All the work I produce will be in line with what I believe journalism is all about, thereby reinforcing my philosophy and keeping consistent.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Journalistic Philosophy

Grahamstown is a small city in the Eastern Cape, situated between Port Elizabeth and East London. Grahamstown appears to be very small to an outsider, however the neighbouring townships (unseen by many Rhodents) show how much bigger the town really is. The city consists of a mainly white population whilst the townships are home to the black and coloured majorities. Most of the people in the townships find employment in the city centre. Grahamstown has come to be known as a student town because of the number of students attending Rhodes University. The University boasts the motto, “Where leaders learn” and many students are actively involved in the community. Students participate in community service, start their own businesses and help raise awareness on issues that are faced by the marginalised.