In this regard, he noted that in the digital age and social networks, journalism faces structural transformations that modify several of its parameters.
According to him, this change has caused a change in the way society looks at the professional journalist, which leads to questioning with insistence on the question of legitimacy in the exercise of the profession. This legitimacy is acquired, according to Mr. Hachimi Idrissi, through the necessary prerequisites to exercise the profession of journalist, and at the top of the list is basic training and general culture.
âWithout general knowledge, there is no way to go far in journalism. It is the lever of the future, âhe said, adding that mastering journalistic techniques and genres is just as essential to practice it.
Other distinctive features and not the least according to the DG of the MAP, there are ethics, all the rules related to the exercise of the profession, and mastery of the profession, in particular the verification of information. , its recovery and the citation of sources.
“A journalist is not a cursed poet, a mad novelist or a mountebank, he is a professional who works with techniques and with professionalism”, within the framework of a work organization that must be respected, assured Mr. Hachimi Idrissi.
He also emphasized the importance of versatility in journalism today, arguing that henceforth the journalist will be called upon to write the text, capture images, film scenes and edit the sound. “Basically, the media of the future will be multimedia,” said Mr. Hachimi Idrissi, the founder of the French-language daily “Today Morocco”, who did not fail to mention in his speech the question of current economic model of the press.
This model, which dates from the 19th century will soon disappear and “the press will perhaps die in its printed version”, estimated Mr. Hachimi Idrissi for whom the journalist will not disappear for all that, because society needs professionally legitimate people. âThe journalist of tomorrow is first and foremost required to help understand. It is not expected on the sensational or on the clicks, which generally lead to a professional impasse â, underlined Mr. Hachimi Idrissi.
Following this inaugural lesson, which was attended by the director of ISIC, Mr. Abdellatif Bensfia, and the secretary general of the Communication department, Mr. Mustapha Taimi, the mediator of the MAP, Driss Ajbali, presented to the audience the book “Figures of the Moroccan press”, the biographical directory of journalists who have marked the national media scene.
Mr. Ajbali explained, on this occasion, the different stages of realization of this work of about 600 pages, which includes the portraits of 270 media personalities, transformed in an equal way whether in terms of volume or image.
“Figures of the Moroccan press”, a biographical directory of journalists who have marked the national media scene, is intended as a contribution to “a sociological study” and “a structured typology” of the men of the Moroccan press.