It's often said that for one to succeed in any venture, one ought to isolate a problem or gap, and then provide a product or service to satisfy the identified need. That was the spirit that led to the starting of this platform. Nearly ten years later, a lot has changed. Whereas on the onset, there was little sustained media criticism in Kenya, hardly any error in the press now passes undetected.
There's now an ever vigilante army of online critics, never hesitant to call out the media, when coverage crosses the line, misses the line or even disrespects the line.
I wonder if it's time for me to do a reassessment, realignment or perhaps repurposing of my contributions?
Many are the times huge editorial blunders escape my attention or scrutiny, only for me to be delighted by a lively social media discussion on the same, with accompanying screenshots from TV, or offending newspaper content.
Well, it's tempting for me to say my work is done.
But after another fulfilling year, I'd rather press on and do my bit in keeping the press in check.
For how much longer?
Until there's no longer any room for improvement in our journalism.
Thank you for your continued support and do have an outstanding 2018!!!