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Opinions Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Why is it hard for the majority of Ghanaian journalists to cross-check information before broadcasting?

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku Writes: Why is it hard for the majority of Ghanaian journalists to cross-check information before broadcasting?

When the big media outlets are screwed, then all the other ones would get screwed as well.

Rushing to put information across is not the best—and I am wondering if they

care about credibility and ‘image protection’ or the reputation that they have built.

Laughably, those who are copying and pasting wants to show supremacy by using the ‘Breaking News’ tag.

When I listened to the radio this morning, I gathered, all the stations I tuned in were discussing a trending issue involving Nana Appiah Mensah of Menzgold Ghana. Sadly, they didn’t think of the authenticity of the news before airing it—because a popular news outlet is a source.

Any serious media organization shouldn't base their reportage on hearsays.

Most of the times, forget what the majority are publishing/broadcasting and do your own checks.

Have you thought about why I don’t publish most of the trending issues on www.newshuntermag.com? Simply put, I have an eye for fake news and publicity stunts—so I don’t fall for such news.

Even if I do not publish for some days my traffic will be intact because I follow the SEO rules…Haha

Traffic is good, but organic traffic supersedes. Credibility, they say is priceless.

Columnist: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku