Journalists tasked on credible reportage

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A former bureau chief with Reuters, Mr. John Chiahemen has charged journalists in the country to be guided by the ethics of truth and independent thinking which are the principal means of getting ahead of others in the quest for survival in the media industry.

In an interview with The Guardian in Lagos, Chiahemen said journalism has turned out to become a profession woven around so many interests hence the need for journalists to balance the interests of parties to every stories be it that of the owner or the political interest, journalists must not do somebody’s bidding.

The media industry in Nigeria has become a shinning example for other media in the continent to emulate. He said the development of the social media doesn’t pose a challenge to the industry as the social media has no control, while the traditional media is trusted to confirm the authenticity of any event reported on the social media.

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