This Week’s Best of the Web, Featuring Inspirational Teen Journalist Max Jones
Written by Project Inspired | March 29, 2013
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One of our goals here at PI is to bring you the best of the best on the web each week, so we’d love to hear what you are interested in knowing about. What do you love and want to see more of? Let us know in the comments!
Inspirational story of the week:
Fashion blogger Justina Sharp recently blew us away when she wrote about one of her top inspirations–16-year-old Max Jones. His name might ring a bell for you, but if not, we’re happy to introduce you to him!
As a 12-year-old living in Florida, aspiring journalist Jones started anchoring an online television news program. With a pointed mission, he became an important team member within a group working to bring captured journalists Lisa Ling and Euna Lee home from North Korea in 2009. It all began when he started a Facebook group called “Detained in North Korea: Journalist Lisa Ling and Euna Lee, please help,” which gained thousands of followers.
In 2011, he made a documentary called Seoul Sisters, covering the serious refugee crisis facing both North and South Korea. He has also created an all-positive news outlet called Felice News, where he spotlights important stories through a “happy” lens–something not often seen in media.
Sharp tracked Jones down on Twitter and asked him for an interview. “That first conversation, I only had five questions for him,” she wrote in her column for The Huffington Post. “We talked for three hours. For days after that I kept having flashbacks to our conversation, thinking about how incredibly well Max proves the point that anyone can do anything if they’re passionate enough, no matter their age. When I asked him about being the youngest person on his team or reporters, he told me that it’s all a matter of respect. If you do your job well, and treat everyone with the respect they deserve, age truly is only a number.”
Read more about Jones in the rest of Sharp’s post here.
Top shared Facebook photo from the Project Inspired page:
Godly tweet from Pope Francis @Pontifex (welcome the new Pope to Twitter!):
Being with Jesus demands that we go out from ourselves, and from living a tired and habitual faith
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 27, 2013
Sweet Pinterest image:
What caught your eye on the web this week? Which of this week’s PI Picks was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!