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What is Professional Journalism?

In journalism, what is really known as professionalism is mostly the language. How a journalist speaks, is it with respect? Is it with the right tone? Or is it with the use of right vocabularies?

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Also another way to define professionalism in Kenya comes with how the journalist dresses. For most journalists we have witnessed them wearing official clothes. If we were asked would we say it is a must?

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It is true to say that professional journalism is one that speaks with integrity. One that speaks facts and truth. One that helps to raise the voice of the people and speak their views.

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As a journalist it is also true to add that professional journalism is one that also gives current events. Always telling stories that are happening at the moment.

In addition, the way journalists dress also speak of their professionalism. Dressing in official clothes and looking good creates attention to the listeners. Unlike if one of the journalist would dress in beach clothes and telling a serious story like the financial budget.

This kind of incidence would reduce the number of those watching the story. As some would say quote that there is no seriousness to the story.

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Therefore, with all these points. It is true to say that professional journalism involves everything about the journalist from the way they speak, they dress, the angle they use to tell the story and also the choice of words they use.

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