Perhaps, this is one of the greatest leadership roles that I have taken on in my life.
Until now, I have never had a chance to lead and manage like I will as the editor-in-chief of The Globe. Before graduating from high school, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do with my life.
Journalism is a passion of mine because of the stories and creativity gained from it. I love the spectrum writing creates. For me, it means diving into my creativity and never wanting to be pulled away.
Whether it be news articles, short stories or essays, I am always eager to write and entertain others through my writing.
I was inspired to pursue journalism by my literary idol, Ernest Hemingway. He spent most of his early life working as a journalist. While living in Paris during the 1920s, he led a life that would almost seem like fiction, which spoke to future generations. Now, I aspire to live a life of travel and adventure.
I’ve also been inspired by two movies: “The Interview” and “The Post.”
In the first, a fictional TV journalist and his producer are the first western journalists invited to North Korea. This story implanted the idea that journalism could lead to things other people may not encounter.
“The Post,” meanwhile, gave me a concrete appreciation for the industry and the brave people who defy and push to keep the public aware of what is happening.
I am excited to be the driving force of this newspaper and its staff. I hope to inspire them just as they inspire me.