In the trendy world the place anybody can simply produce content material for the plenty through social media, why is mainstream media nonetheless wanted?
GMA News journalist Kara David has a immediate and certain reply for that query: accountability.
“You can make certain that mainstream journalists are all the time, all the time 100% accountable for every little thing that they are saying in the media,” Kara stated in an interview on The Howie Severino Podcast. “Everything we are saying may be topic to prices, we may be sued for libel. Our faces are proper there, proper?”
“In the group we work in, we may be fired if what we’re doing is unsuitable. But in social media, are you able to assure that every one the individuals who submit there are accountable for what they are saying, for what they submit on social media? No. Some of them are nameless, some of them are paid trolls, some of them simply submit what they really feel like,” she added.
Kara stated there are those that purposely submit issues that might set off individuals simply to realize views, or clout, as the web calls it these days.
She added that for journalists, fact-checking is very important and is half of a protracted course of.
“All the content material that is broadcasted in our community passes by way of many individuals. I do not suppose it is broadly identified that after I write the script, I do not voice or broadcast it instantly,” she stated.
“That info goes by way of the director, editor, government producer, and program supervisor. If there are legalities to be thought-about, that goes all the means as much as the VPs earlier than it is aired. That implies that many individuals research that script earlier than it reaches the tv,” she added.
However, Kara stated that social media is important, and so are citizen journalists.
In reality, she’s glad that extra persons are changing into extra educated and are posting information and private opinions on-line.
But she stated the significance of mainstream journalists should not be taken away.
“When you are on social media, do not you need to confirm the reality? Where would you go for that? Wouldn’t you go to tried and examined credible information organizations?” she stated.
“Without these journalists, who would you run to? The web is organized chaos, proper? So every little thing can be chaotic with out journalists who’re all the time, all the time accountable for what they are saying,” she added.
Asked why the youth ought to contemplate changing into journalists, Kara stated that there are nonetheless so many tales that must be informed.
“I do know that info nowadays is accessible with one click on, however so many hidden tales and points must be make clear. There are a lot of establishments in our society that must be checked. Ultimately, the media is a verify on society. It offers checking stability,” she stated.
“The media is what exposes the anomalies in authorities and different establishments. There are so many injustices nonetheless occurring in the nation. There are nonetheless so many youngsters who cannot research, so many communities that do not get serviced, so many people who find themselves abused by establishments and highly effective individuals,” she added.
“We want extra journalists as a result of there are various extra individuals whose eyes we have to open.” —JCB, GMA News