|Do you feel that analytical and investigative journalism is being lost?
For the most part. Papers are struggling with less and and less staff writers, many of whom are underpaid and fresh out of college. In some cases, it's better to write about the electrical output in a community where lots of papers are sold than an under investigation pedophile priest simply because of advertising.
Here in Nigeria, it is just starting. But there is too much of sponsored stories in the papers.
No, but it needs bravely and self motivation. In Tanzania, it is getting bigger day to day.
It has grown fast after MCA -Bonga project has enhanced and built capacity to IJ get trained.
Institute of Advancement for Jounalism (IAJ) conducting several training to SADC region journalists. It has contributed to the unspeakable level regearding that in Africa we do not have suffient colleges to offer Journalism training.
Sure its getting lost, fewer and fewer readers would want to sit down and read analysis, most visit the internet and read one or two para, some even like the short, punchy style of taboil more, since it makes easy reading.
Investigative journalism in developed world is getting more complex, expensive and media houses do not want to spend money on it. But Journalists are also getting Lazy.
yes, journalists these days have all turn to be politicians amplifying what politicians say leaving the true interpretation of polices and programmes of government to nothing
No -- but I don't think we are seeing much of it in our daily newspapers. I think most of it is being done in magazines and on websites and blogs.
Up to an extent, yes.
Most definitely - many people don't have the attention span to read long articles or even listen to or watch in-depth features.
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