2020, Would Not Recommend


Top 3 stories

There were a lot of stories that got people’s attention. This year has been hectic and a lot of things happened. The most known things that have happened were the COVID-19 pandemic, The Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Election. All three happened to be going on at the same time, which in a way made matters worse. The COVID pandemic has killed 286,000 people in the United States alone. In May of 2020, in the being of the COVID-19 pandemic George Floyd was killed and it pushed the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Election itself has put stress on a lot of people. From the riots to the ballot’s getting destroyed. According to CBS News, In the Boston area dozens of ballots were destroyed after a drop box was set ablaze. All three of these stories have definitely been the most known throughout the 2020 year. 


Person of the year

Donald Trump has been the most known this year. He has built himself both fans and enemies. He has multiple rape allegations, made accusations that were false, and multiple more things. He didn’t think COVID-19 was that big of a deal till him and his wife tested positive for COVID. A lot of people agree what he says, like when he was first elected a lot of people agreed on building a wall around Mexico and banning those who are transgender to be in the military. Others think what he did wasn’t a very good idea. 


What news was big but not really needed

Murder hornets where everywhere for a bit, but we haven’t really seen them except in the news. It became big on Tik Tok and everyone was freaking out about them. They are dangerous not only to humans, but to the land around us. They target honeybees, and can destroy a colony of honeybees in a matter of hours. They are scary but people made a huge deal about them but they never did huge damage that we know about. The situation was made bigger than it needed to be, possibly as a way to get people to stop worrying about the Pandemic.


What is journalism?

Journalism is in a way an art form. It lets people express themselves but it also relays what’s going on around them. Whether that’s international, national, local, or even in their school. A lot of things are happening around us right now, and journalism is one of the best ways to get information out to the world. Journalism can be a stressful and hard job but it can also be calming and relaxing. It can also be exciting to figure something out and share it with the world. Journalism is not an easy job. You have to be able to ask questions that can be hard to ask. You have to be able to give people information about something they may not want to hear. You have to be able to step out of your comfort zone and let people know what’s going on in the world, and why. Journalism can take many forms, you could be writing it in a newspaper, typing in on a computer, or saying it to a camera. Journalism is another way to help people figure out what’s happening around them.