Journalism is meant to educate and share.
But, these days, everyone fancies themselves journalists because it doesn’t cost anything now to have your views heard in a public space.
Unfortunately, many “citizen journalists” don’t really care about educating and sharing. They’re only interested in digging out dirt and sensationalising mundane happenings to attract views.
This always ends up with innocent people having their privacy invaded or their feelings hurt.
It’s very depressing.
This week for Star Blog, we were asked to share our views on public displays of affection. I talk about how “citizen journalists” are making it tough for Singaporeans to be affectionate.