Today Mothering Magazine editor Peggy O’Mara spoke about the “new health journalism” at the National Vaccine Information Center’s Fourth International Public Conference. She contrasted “industrial media” — most of which is owned by only 10 companies — with digital media. I like thinking of myself as one of many “citizen journalists,” a “participant observer” reporting on my own life. “My job as a mother is to challenge the status quo,” she said, to “develop my own personal ethic of mothering.” For me, writing about that development is part of that development, a necessary, for me, step further in challenging the status quo than if I just simply living it without writing or talking to people.
Posts on the information presented at the conference will appear on my other blogs, Crunchy-Chewy Mama and Inexact Science: Raising Healthy Families.
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