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吴木銮:看了吴俊刚的文章很有感悟。其实在网络化信息过多的情况下,主流的地位会更高
联合早报:
吴俊刚是我的报界前辈,他代表执政的人民行动党当选过几届的国会议员,2001年引退后重回联合早报担任评论员。
你说的没错,当网络信息泛滥,主流媒体可以凭严谨、客观、权威报道维持其公信力。但吴俊刚写此文的背景,是在新加坡主流媒体不能对国
内政治畅所欲言的现实之下,特别是在今年大选期间涌现出来的博客,大胆地提出与官方不同的观点。
这些新媒体的出现,是长期习惯"统一口径"的执政党人很不习惯,正反映年轻一代的新思维。如果不是有所担忧,吴就不会写这篇文章。
 
 
● 吴俊刚
By Goh Choon Kang
  5月大选以至mrbrown在《今日报》专栏的停写,引发了一些播客、博客的强烈反应,有约30名年轻人还在一个地铁站举行静默抗议,声援
专栏作者。由此也引起一些有关主流媒体的讨论和反思。在这么一个过程中,值得注意的是小部分主流媒体的新闻工作者所产生的某种尴尬心
理,甚至公开表达的“愧疚感”。我认为这是大可不必的。
  可以理解,播客和博客的兴起,让年轻人掌握了一种在主流媒体之外的有力表达工具,因此,如获至宝,尽情挥洒。面对这些非传统媒体
的挑战,主流媒体进行反思肯定是必要的,但却没有必要心慌意乱,怀疑主流媒体是否已与年轻国人渐行渐远。我想,主流媒体应该做的,是
思考如何继续加强自我,突出自我,站稳主流的地位,而不是盲目地跟着网络的感觉走。
  主流媒体有三大角色:报道,教育和娱乐,它必须占据中流,继续扮演好这些角色。它有必要检讨的是,面对新的客观环境,它是否还在
有效地扮演这些重要的角色,或者应如何更有效地发挥主流媒体的作用?
  主流媒体所信奉的金科玉律是根据事实,保持公正,维护正义。新闻必须根据事实,所谓报道,就是要反映事实,告知受众正确的信息,
而不是道听途说,或是咖啡店里的无稽之谈。在这方面,主流媒体或许有必要检讨,在确保信息的充分流通方面,是否有什么欠缺之处。
  确保信息的翔实可靠,是主流媒体的信誉基石,也是博客和播客们所无法与之匹敌的。主流媒体也坚持新闻和言论、意见、观点严格分开
,记者报道新闻,是报道事实,不能加入个人的观点或意见,有意见可以在言论版或意见栏发表,这样才不至于混淆事实和意见。
  与此同时,主流媒体相信严肃,而不是插科打诨,更不是作秀,因此,言论必须公正不阿,立场鲜明,以国家与大众的利益为依归,由此
而建立自己的信誉,确立可信度和权威性。而主流媒体的可信度和权威性最后是建立在个别和整体从业员的卓越素质之上,这才是主流媒体从
业人员应该专心致志,竭力以求的。
  在一个民主国度里,媒体不可能是“第四权”,因为它未经投票得到人民的委托,因此也无法像执政党那样有权力制定议程。但是,媒体
不应是旁观者,它是一个不可或缺的参与者,也是必然的利益相关者;它是消息的传播者,舆论的承载者。正确消息的畅通,具体民意的抒发
,皆有赖于主流媒体。
  所以,它任重而道远。而能够挑起这个重担的只有主流媒体,不是播客和博客。因此,主流媒体从业员应该扪心自问的是:我准备好了吗
·作者为《联合早报》评论员。
Why should the "mainstream" feelembarrassed?
  The May general election and, morerecently, the suspension of blogger mr brown's column in the Todaynewspaper, have
stirred strong reactions in podcasts and blogsposted by bloggers.
  In a show of support for the columnist,about 30 young people had gathered at an MRT station for a silentprotest.
  The episode has also led to discussions andrethinking on the part of the mainstream media.
  What is noteworthy is that in the process,a minority of journalists have come to feel a sense of"embarrassment" and are
even openly "apologetic".
  This is totally unnecessary.
  Understandably, the rising popularity ofpodcasts and blogs has given the young powerful tools outside thetraditional
media through which to express themselves.Obviously, they will make full use of these newfoundmeans.
  In view of the challenge from the newmedia, the mainstream media needs to reconsider its position. Butthere is no need
to panic and suspect that it is becomingirrelevant to young Singaporeans.
  What the mainstream media has to do is tofind ways to continue to strengthen itself and make itself moreprominent. It
must stand firm and not follow blindly what'shappening in the cyber media.
  The traditional media has three key roles,namely, to inform, educate and entertain. It must continue tooccupy the
mainstream in order to play these roleseffectively.
  What it needs to re-examine is, in a newenvironment, can it still be effective in these important roles orhow can it be
more effective than it is now as the mainstreammedia?
  The mainstream media believes in relying onfacts to remain impartial and to uphold justice.
  News must be based on facts. To inform isto report the truth and give the people the correct information -not hearsay
or coffee talk.
  In this regard, the mainstream media mightwant to look at what more it can do to ensure a free flow ofinformation.
  The credibility of the mainstream mediahinges on the accuracy and reliability of the information itprovides, something
podcasts and blogs cannot offer.
  Besides, it draws a clear line between newsreporting and comments, opinions or viewpoints.
  The views and opinions of a reporter shouldnot be included in a news report. They can be expressed in theforum or
commentary pages to avoid a situation wherefacts may be confused with personal opinions.
  Also, the mainstream media is serious aboutwhat it does - it is not about satire or playing to thegallery.
  In taking a clear stand and expressing fairand honest views, it must have the nation and the people'sinterests at
heart. This is how it can build up itsreputation, credibility and prestige.
  Ultimately, the credibility and prestige ofthe mainstream media depends on the excellent quality of itsjournalists,
both individually and collectively. Andexcellence is what journalists in the mainstream media shouldstrive for.
  In a democracy, the media cannot possiblybe the Fourth Estate. It has not been given the mandate by votersand so cannot
set the agenda which is the prerogative of theruling party.
  Yet the media should not be a bystander, itmust necessarily be a stakeholder and it has an integral role toplay.
  It is a disseminator of information andcarrier of public opinion. The free flow of accurate informationand the
expressions of public concern depend on themainstream media.
  It is an arduous task and only themainstream media can shoulder the responsibility, not podcasts orblogs.
  Hence, the question journalists in themainstream media should ask themselves is: "Are weready?"
The writer is a leader writer of Lianhe Zaobao.Translated by Yap Gee Poh.
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