While the current waves are all about whose opinion is correct and who isn’t thinking through, I would like to give prominence to who is in the correct place to place the opinion. Long gone are the days when Vividh Bharti and Doordarshan were the only alternative to the newspaper for knowing what is happening around. All the media houses want to release the scoop in hindsight, while the difference between a journalist and a reporter is vanishing as quickly as a flash. The equilibrium maintained to give people space after presenting facts and figures is fragmented over opinions from a plethora of channels websites. Reporting an incident and giving insight about the same are two different things which need to be understood by the reporters.
The most recent elections gave us a large chunk of material to debate upon, talk about and frame opinions for the future of the political scenario, while we discuss this, our reporters are taking the flame for incumbent to-be Chief Minister(s). While it is a clustered opinion in every region, the media was seen enquiring too inquisitively into the wonky new government’s decisions and giving out what according to them should have been done. These instances are often too fine for our minds to get intrigued by what is going on around the information centre and often palimpsest their statements to induce the idea of democracy.
Journalists are often seen investigating, analyzing, and opinionating over the news, and are liable for what they say. While columnists come in view after the news has been reported, everything said, every entity should adhere to the rules of journalism ethics. For spicing things up, the accuracy and the information should never be compromised. Commentary over any issue that involves the nation should be well thought and isn’t another of the maggots decaying archaic view of the analysis. Every discrepancy in information should be bought to notice while people should know the difference between news and muck.
Youtube is another source of degraded orientation of information. Every single wannabe out there wants the attention in the game of likes and comments. The authenticity lacking in there should be judged by us only while the acrimony in the society should be eradicated.
This kind of fecklessness should be disregarded and the race of TRPs should rather be disowned.