A former Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Kabral Blay Amihere says there is a huge gap between theory and practicals in journalism.
Mr. Blay Amihere who was also a former Ghanaian Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast said there is a huge gap between theory and practice and the book sought to bridge that gap.
Speaking at a book launch on the principles of applied and practical journalism by Kenneth Agyei Kuranchie, Mr. Amihere urged journalists to incorporate the habit of reading to bridge the knowledge gap which is a major challenge in news reportage.
Kenneth Agyei Kuranchie is a Ghanaian journalist and board member of the National Media Commission.
He started practicing journalism with the People and Places, (P&P) entertainment newspaper and subsequently moved to the Daily Guide and Ghanaian Chronicle.
In 2013 he was convicted of criminal contempt and sentenced to 10 days in prison by the Supreme Court of Ghana.
Speaking at the launch of his book themed: “The principles of applied and practical journalism”, he said journalist must move beyond politics and venture into other sectors of developlements.
According to Mr. Kuranchie, journalist must develop a third eye in reporting issues to facilitate the authenticity of the news they report.
The Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah for his part, said an instructive manual for practice is very key in journalism to aid in news delivery