Ghanaian actor, Kobi Rana posed a question to journalists. Furthermore, according to him the journalists never report on good deeds by celebrities. Moreover, all they report are the bad or unsavory stories.
However, Kwame Dadzie, a journalist from Citi FM rebutted his post. He stated that the media projects the positives as well; hence, should be cut some slack.
Also, he spoke about the volume of stories that come per day.
Below is Kwame Dadzie’s full post to Kobi Rana
Hi Kobi Rana,
I read your sermon on the media supposedly not reporting Moesha Bodoung’s donation to a certain school.
Well, I am not surprised a whit about what you wrote because you are not the first to criticise the media for giving less prominence to ‘positive’ news.
Shatta Wale, KK Fosu, Mzbel, Sarkodie and co have all ranted about this before.
A few days ago, Stonebwoy was wailing on Twitter that the media failed to make his Europe tour trend when in fact he was already trending on social media.
It is normal. It is expected.
But you see…every news item has its velocity; some fly, others walk.
We even have news items that crawl. It doesn’t matter how many journalists report it – if it doesn’t stimulate the buds of ‘human interest,’ forget it; it will be all over the place but it won’t be all over people’s lips.
Mind you, it is not only ‘negative’ stories that sell. Some ‘positive’ news stories also sell.
I am not sure it was movie directors who did all the stories on Kwesi Arthur’s BET experience.
Stonebwoy’s affiliation with Morgan Heritage, Shatta Wale’s ‘Gringo’ release, Abraham Attah’s success stories etc did not go viral through the reportage of you and your colleague actors.
DJ Switch’s stories were not written by Kwaku Bonsam.
To help you understand our work better, I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT:
If you are to choose between doing a movie on Moesha donating items to a school and another on Moesha talking about sex and love on CNN, which will you put premium on?
March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019