Many thanks for opening our eyes to the many, both exciting and exacting possibilities within the current forms of what may be known as journalism.
"Journalism must not be investigative,
it can also be speculative, in fact, a journalist can
but at any given time, the readers or listeners must be told that the report is speculative, rumour or factual. A journalist should not present rumours and speculations for instance, as facts, as we often see in Nigerian "investigative journalism". "
In other words, all good journalism must combine all those elements into what the Buckingham Palace type Professors of Her Majesty the Queen's English would deem "useful nonsense".
But it's mostly no smoke without fire and that's why what may start off as an innocuous rumour in due time grows wings of its own and starts to fly like Achebe's often quoted legacy, "like a bush fire in the Harmattan".
As the story gathers characters, pace and momentum, as it details various mental states, and as the journalist progresses, adding more pepper and salt and liberal portions of slander, speculation, libellous rumours and suspicion, the story acquires an aura of mystery and expectation
especially expectations of a bad outcome
to be used/ misused/ abused for political ends
abi i lie? I still can't make head or tail about all the stories about James Ibori
Goodnight Chidi. I dae go make palaver with my wife now...
Tupac Shakur : Died in your arms tonight
Tupac Ft T-Pain - Died In Your Arms Remix
On Sunday, 2 April 2017 18:09:03 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
Journalism must not be investigative, it can also be speculative, in fact, a journalist can report rumours, but at any given time, the readers or listeners must be told that the report is speculative, rumour or factual. A journalist should not present rumours and speculations for instance, as facts, as we often see in Nigerian "investigative journalism".
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