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Journalists have become lazy - blasts Kwirirayi
21 Jul 2015 at 16:43hrs | Views
Founder of the award winning blog, Three Men on a Boat, Larry Kwirirayi has called out journalists for being lazy and having a lack of curiosity which has led to a drop in standards in mainstream media. He made these remarks appearing as a guest on Tonight with Zororo.
Speaking on the rise of copy and paste journalism Kwirirayi said, ' People today don't want their work to be misconstrued. They aren't willing to fall on the axe, and take pride in their work, so they just take someone else's work and claim it as theirs'. 'Journalists aren't doing enough to check their correspondence or their facts on the ground' he said.
He added that we have become an instant coffee generation that wants to consume news now and so less attention is being paid to quality content and this has contributed to the decrease in investigative journalism.
Makamba opened the show encouraging Africans to realise the benefits of telling their own story. He said that there are thousands of untold stories leaving future generations thinking their dreams are unachievable because the successes are not passed down to them.
Episodes of Tonight with Zororo can be viewed online at www.twzshow.com
Source - TWZ