Social media encourages ‘jungle journalism’ – Olusegun Osoba

by Isi Esene

Former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has lamented the negative effect social media has on journalism saying it gives rise to what he described as “jungle journalism”.

Osoba said this on Saturday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at the maiden national convention of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism Alumni Association.

The former governor who was the chairman of the occasion said, “Social media is becoming something else; they blackmail and publish stories that do not exist. This is terrible and dangerous to journalism.”

Also speaking on the occasion, a former commissioner for information in the state, Doyin Ogunbiyi, reportedly advised journalists to make the profession a chartered one.

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