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Why good journalism matters
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

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The relevance of probing but credible journalism to good governance was the focus of the 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) which held in Abuja from Thursday, June 21 to Saturday, June 23, 2018. With the theme ‘Why Good Journalism Matters: Quality Media for Strong Societies,’ publishers, veteran journalists, media development organisations and other media enthusiasts rubbed minds on the challenges facing journalism with the advent of the social media and the accompanying credibility question.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who declared the conference open, captured the essence of good journalism in his address to the congress. He said, “In an environment where fake news dwarfs investigative reporting, good journalism matters. For survival in an increasingly competitive field, good journalism matters.” This statement speaks volumes on the expectations of not only the public but even those in government from the media. They expect journalists to engage in investigative reporting, which by its nature holds the powerful in the society accountable for their deeds. In the same breath Buhari touched on the malaise of the media in the current era – fake news.

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The concept of fake news has crawled out of the shell of the liberalisation of the media by the internet and social media which has produced more citizen journalists than trained professional journalists. As emphasis is placed on clicks, likes and other methods of news amplification on social media platforms, the wave of unverified reports that invade mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers totally drowns good reporting in the traditional media.
Panellists who tackled the various ramifications of the challenges facing the media advocated the setting up of fact-checking and verification desks to sieve stories that are peddled on the social media and other sources before they are published. Actually, verification is an integral part of news business, but the multiple challenges and embarrassments besetting the newsroom have necessitated its expansion. The media should rise to the occasion and defend its credibility by weeding out fake news from their outlets.

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