Although as an opinion writer I never had the opportunity to show intitiative like some of the people in other sections, I still had to show some level of initiative for every article written.
I actually came up with the idea for this article after stumbling across a study conducted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, that told how many jobs were lost because of online music piracy (71,060 to be exacy). Until that point I had been on the side of the piraters. And I still do believe that music costs too much on places like itunes and google play. But after learning about how much piracy hurts the economy, I am able to see both sides of this ongoing argument. And I hope that by writing this, I could help to spread knowledge too.
Although this argument was written some time after the NSA scandal, I was looking for an article idea when I stumbled across more information on the NSA. Things that I never knew about, like the USAUK agreement, (nicknamed "the five eyes club") I suddenly learned. There is so much more to this scandal than I realized, and I cannot be the only one who was ignorant to this. Like the illegal music downloading article, I wrote this to try to help to get the word out. Could I have written a different article with much less troube? Of course. But this is something that needs to be known.