Wed | Jan 22, 2020

Disappointed with sensational journalism

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I can’t help but agree with Jaevion Nelson’s recent column, ‘Is the news too negative?’, published in last Saturday’s Gleaner.

I find The Gleaner and RJR news team to be very distasteful about how they cover the news. Hence, I no longer watch the evening news, nor do I waste time to buy the newspaper.

I find that the media takes pleasure and look forward to reporting how many persons were killed, rather than highlighting all the other positive things that are happening. But I don’t bother to complain, I rather just tune them out.

Jamaica is not the only country that is grappling with crime, but we have lazy journalists who fail to investigate the stories and report accordingly. They choose to report on the easiest ones, such as politics, road fatalities and crime, since the numbers are pretty easy to tabulate and the police have the data available.

I am so disappointed with our sensational style of journalism that has left very little to be desired.

MARSHA H