So I have noticed from many individual people who work in this industry of online journalism that may yearn for the day when they will not be simply re-wording original stories from News Providers but rather working on their own original works. This message is one for all the writers of all the stories posted on News24 to enjoy and perhaps comment on.
My motivation behind this story is a rather strange sounding theory on how all the media we receive is completely controlled by certain media houses inside every country.
Do not get me wrong the media is a countries strongest weapon to ensure that the public get to hear how their Country in some cases is being run. The American media is the pinnacle of these watchdogs’ successes over the years by exposing things like the Watergate scandal.
In the American Democracy it is vital for their right to freedom of press to be put into full throttle. Without the press, the society would be clueless and blind of Washington's dealings and business. The press informs the public, for better or worse, about what really goes on in Washington. But during the Watergate Scandal, the press coverage of the scandal demonstrated some of the best and the worst aspects of the way the American press covers the presidency. Richard Nixon despised the press. From the days when he was Vice President and Governor, he had no trust for the press. Even when he used the press for his advantage to expose, what he believed to be, Communist influences in America, he feared the press. Though Nixon had won the endorsement of many newspapers during the 1960 Presidential Campaign, Nixon still thought ill of the press and believed them to be unfair to him.
Regardless press freedom is important. This is my point.
My fear is that our “journalists” get a story from a “News Provider” and retypes it and posts it for us to hear. I fear we are not being told that the watchdog has sold out and reports only what leaders of the World want us to know.
As I stated in the beginning of this message I did warn you that this might sound strange.
It might seem less strange if you knew that Hitler controlled the media during the lead up to and the eventual World War which followed. Censorship was rampant throughout Nazi Germany. Censorship ensured that Germans could only see what the Nazi hierarchy and people to see, hear what they wanted them to hear and read only what the Nazis deemed acceptable.
It might seem wise to keep in mind that if this has been done at least once before what could honestly stop it from happening again? With all the wars going on around the World currently you might think World War III has already begun unfortunately.
So my theory is just that a theory but the actual meaning to this message is; do you the writers not wish you could actually report and eventually publish your own unique stories? Surely journalism needs to urgently go back to these roots and the public should not misunderstand the difference between Reporters and Parrots.
I would love to read more positive and original stories and not the mainstream rubbish which is being used currently to spread only the bad stories about Mankind.
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