In a lot of ways, the news industry is broken. Deep polarization and partisanship is taking a toll on objective journalism. As editors are scratching their heads to grapple with the post-truth era, the necessity to cover news that matters has become even more pressing.
The Globe Post is now introducing Stage — a series of stories told by you — eyewitnesses or citizen journalists on the ground. This is only a tiny step to fill the gap in the news media, particularly for those who feel left behind or voiceless. As a platform that champions victims in every level, we are determined to channel your voice to the mainstream.
Feel free to submit your personal stories. We will publish essays that speak to a bigger problem or part of a broad public matter. Our goal is to publish stories that are lost in a larger public debate or in a fast-changing news cycle.
As reporters, we always strive to make sure that our stories seem as real as possible. We struggle to bring readers the kind of reporting that accurately conveys feelings of those we cover. This is an opportunity to do exactly that.