Faces of the Future of Journalism | Thomas Hengge
From fringe internet conspiracies making their way into the mainstream to government officials encouraging the abandoning of trust in the media, I believe we are living through the information age’s darkest and most dangerous time. It is up to us all to shoulder the burden of this conflict, but journalists in particular find themselves on the frontline. Often underpaid and overworked, journalists are driven by a deep sense of purpose.
With this project, I am highlighting young, aspiring and working journalists from different walks of life, who have chosen this career despite its potential burdens and dangers. These young adults have chosen to dedicate their lives to the pursuit of truth, with the hope of helping to elevate others, and giving a voice to those who are overlooked and marginalised.
Some work in the same town in which they grew up, and focus on uplifting their community. Others travelled from across the world to study and practise journalism in the United States, taking a leap of faith at a young age. They are vastly different in their backgrounds, experiences, interests and outlooks on life. But the commonality that binds them is their unwavering dedication to journalism and the belief that they can make a difference with their work.