The Problem Of Regulating Online Journalism
This problem is not far-fetched,it stares us in the face everyday. Almost every person has become an emergency journalist such that they don't need a CV to start the profession. As long as you can write and read and also you hay an information to pass across to the world,then you have no problem.
But, that is actually not bad because every person has the right to freedom of speech, expression and opinion. It is a fundamental human right that any citizen should not be deprived of. The only problem is that to practice journalism, one needs to know the ethics and many people don't know these ethics and by so doing practice unethical journalism even though they are doing well for themselves. If you are doing well at the expense of humanity then that is bad even for an online journalist.
Hence, regulations should be made to curb these unethical acts of individual on the online media. The only part of the journalism profession which is not regulated is the online journalism, which needs to be seriously looked into. It will separate the professionals from the unprofessional. Journalism is said to be one of the most bastardized profession on the planet but it is also the future of the world. It deals with content provision. Regulations,laws and enforcers of this laws should be made available to save the journalism profession.