Promote Sport Don’t Kill it with Negative reportage – Deputy Minister to Sports Journalists
Sports journalists have been encouraged to use their skills for the development of sports by highlighting achievements and not to destroy it by always dwelling on negative stories.
According to the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Curtis
Perry Okudzeto , sports is a business and always focusing on the bad things happening and not touching on other positive things in the sports industry will be a disincentive to investors who want to pump their resources into sporting activities.
“Nobody wants to associate his brand with negative stories and so when you are always writing and talking about the bad things happening in the sports sector but don’t apply the same energy in talking about the numerous good things happening you will end up killing it and scaring away sponsors” he said.
According to the deputy minister, sports journalists are at liberty to
expose the rot in sport but there are several positive achievements
they ignore when they always make it their focus to go after negative stories. He advocated for more training workshops for journalists to equip them with emerging skillsets in the sports ecosystem.
Hon. Perry Okudzeto was speaking at a press soiree organized by the Ghana Olympic Committee to engage with sports journalists and attachés to sports federation.
The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah used the opportunity to engage with sports journalists on activities of the GOC for the year and measures to strengthen various federations.