The journalism professionalism is one of the most evolving sectors in the 21st century. It currently takes a lot for one to own a media house. Take an example of the Redtea.com, large investments have been made to see to it that the media station is working to full potential.
Currently, all media houses are regulated by the government under the ministry of communication. There are standards set for every media house to meet for it to be given the operation certificates. Without this standards, the media will not be in apposition to observe professionalism and due diligence in their work.
Characteristics of a good media station
The staffs employed by a media house should be qualified both academically and professionally. Besides this qualifications, the staffs should be talented and passionate to work in the media industry. The staffs should be employed on a competitive basis. There should be no corruption in the recruitment of the media staffs. The best media house is one of the best workers. All the employees should have a university degree in media and communication.
The senior staffs should have a master’s degree from a recognized university. The management should motivate all the staffs. The management should come up with a program to promote, discipline and motivate all her employees. The administration should organize further training for new employees in the workplace. Value addition should be the primary function of the human resource manager. Adopt the policy of retraining rather than firing workers.
The best media houses are always fully equipped with all the necessary equipment to need to run the station. First, a media house should be equipped with large and high-quality cameras. The cameras should cover stories as well as to air the content. A media house should run a big mainframe computer. This should be used to encrypt data as well as to store stories and information about the media houses.
The station should be fully connected to a reliable network and internet facility. This will enable the editor to research on different problematic areas of the community that the media house can cover. Network enable internal and external communication to run smoothly. The media house should own some vans. These vans should be used to ferry reporter to places of work and also to another place where they may find some content to air.
A media house should work independently and observe a high level of professionalism. Professionalism dictates that a journalist should avoid any conflict of interest in their duties. Any cases of conflict of interest should be confessed earlier. The media station should not be used as a tool to spread hate and propaganda.
It should seek to spread peace and reconciliation in the society. A media house should operate its affairs in a manner that it does not contravene any written and the unwritten law of the land. A journalist should not trespass private properties in their line of duty.