I was listening to a podcast with David Seaman this week in which he referred to himself as an “amplification journalist.” I love that term. He used it to refer to his gathering of articles others have written about the NSA and then amplifying them so that people can understand the true scope of the issue.
In today’s world, news scrolls by so fast that I think this is a necessary role. Otherwise no conclusions can be drawn and we’re left with nothing but information overload and confusion. The term in some sense captures what I’ve been trying to do here. I started with a premise– being an older and single and childless woman and the factors that can make me feel bitter about it– and have tried to capture not only my own experiences but what I believe to be the best of what has been written on the topic.
More on amplification journalism here:
The David Seaman podcast: