How did you influence a sibling?
My sister once asked me to help her gather some good data about journalists’ experiences in a foreign country. Since I’m in the data gathering field, I knew about an online survey website that might not be blocked by the government of that country.
Setting up a simple survey, she was able to easily gather information that had been hard to track before. She was able to use this information to advocate for journalists’ rights. She said it made a big difference.
Despite that, now that she is no longer a journalist, the people who took over from her are not really able to understand the importance of what she had been doing. I guess you have to learn to understand data before you can use it effectively, and a lot of journalists think it’s just a simple thing. Oh well.