Journalism [Archives:2007/1013/Letters to the Editor]

January 4 2007

Doa'a Al-Tuhamy
Writing for a newspaper would be a wonderful job because you write about everything around you: people's problems, needs, wishes and views. Such writings are messages to responsible individuals.

However, it has a negative side if you write something and your readers cheer you, but your deeds don't live up to your words. Your readers then change 100 percent and you'll be alone and find that no one likes you or knows you.

It's a really nice job, but you must be very honest with your readers, not like most who write to highlight some or congratulate others. Thus, they forget the nation and the readers who are waiting to read solutions, about which they've hoped for several years, or about project openings – but tangible projects, not just foundation stones.