#WENEEDLOISLANE: A JOURNALIST’S PERSPECTIVE
So I’m coming in at the tail end of the hashtag-trending effort here, but as a journalist, I wanted to add my two cents.
Lois Lane, for me, represents the kind of reporter I aspire to be. I fall short, a lot, because even as a member of the comics press, doing real investigative journalism is tiring. It requires you, sometimes, to confront your own closely-held beliefs about things you care about. It requires honesty, and a willingness to look at the facts, rather than your feelings.
But I can look at Lois, and follow her example – especially the version of her we see in the DCEU. She faces ethical dilemmas, conflicts of interest, and the simple fact that sometimes, she’s the only one willing to care about a story. He strength comes from seeking out that truth.