In Homeboyz Radio Fallout, a Glorified Rot In Media Is Exposed
Homeboyz predicament shines the spotlight the darkest corner of radio in Kenya: use of untrained presenters to drive their shows. Radio airwaves are stuffed with so-called celebrities - from musicians, comedians to actors - who masquerade behind mics as journalists by trading in their fan base yet have no idea of journalistic principles and ethics governing the practice of journalism. Journalists in radio have been relegated to peripheral roles of gathering and editing news. Even the news presentation role is for the most part handled by these celebrities. That’s the weakest link in media brought about by stiff competition for listeners and entry of niche radio stations.
Covering Deaths and Disasters Requires a Special Brand of Journalism
Why Journalists Should Interview Victims & Survivors of Traumatic Events With Empathy and Sensitivity