I have to be honest, the one thing that drives me crazy about the Pro-Life March is the constant complaints about the media coverage. I will be the first to admit there isn’t much written about the hundreds of thousands of young people protesting the Supreme Court decision. But as a journalist I do take exception to the complaints; especially when this very thing is within the reader’s power to change.
I’ve talked about this many times on Tiger Print, but we vote with our clicks while on the internet. Every article we click on, every blog we read, every article on a newspaper’s website we choose to view – all of that is sending a message to the publishers, bloggers and writers. It sends the message we want more of this. Usually I talk about this working to blot out the negative; declining to click on useless news and celebrity gossip in favor of more meaningful pieces.
But this can work in the positive as well. If you want to read about the Pro-Life March, go to your preferred news source and search for the topic on the website. If there is nothing there, come back a day later and search again. If there is something written, click to read it, leave a comment, show your support or your disgust with what is written. We need to be active participants in our media. You can even take it one step further and share the good articles you find. Put the link on Facebook, email it to your friends, tweet it to your followers. Share the good.