Sunday, August 14, 2022

Staying on high road is well worth the struggle

It is not easy to stick to the high road.

It was not easy to turn down a $25,000 cheque from a gentleman who wanted me to support a particular political party. However, I vowed to never hitch my cart to a political party, and I never will – personally or professionally.

It is not easy to recruit accomplished scientists as journalists and then push them to make regular contributions despite extremely busy professional lives. But that is what I do every day.

It was not easy to assemble a COVID committee that includes three data scientists, one of whom is an epidemiologist, to review all of our COVID-related news reports. But that is what we at BIG Media Ltd. did to ensure the highest level of accuracy on an extremely important matter.

It is not easy to convince people to pay for their news when so much is available for “free”. However, every day I work to help people understand that mainstream media news is anything but free … unless you do not value your time, nor care about having a misinformed brain.

It was not easy to be the target of relentless online attacks in which I was called such things as “liar”, “murderer”, and “dangerous moron”. But after 17 months of publishing articles documenting facts on the big issues, backed by verifiable data, the lovers of BIG Media far outnumber the haters.

It is not easy to scan news sites every day to bring our readers important articles from around the world. But I have a nose for the truth, and am glad to sniff out and share great reads from media peers who are doing it right.

Staying on the high road is no walk in the park, but our supporters provide more than enough inspiration to continue along the path of editorial integrity and transparency.

 

Rob Driscoll
Rob Driscoll is co-founder and president of BIG Media Ltd. He is a writer and entrepreneur who is deeply committed to elevating the level of coverage of our society's most pressing matters as well as the level of respect in public discourse.

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