8th Bonus Media Monitor: Advertorial

Link to article: https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/best-eats/185561-tim-hortons-christmas-2017-menu I was initially on the fence on whether this article would be considered as an advertorial or not. My assessment was guided by this provision from the SPJ Code of Ethics: "Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two. Prominently label sponsored content." The article … Continue reading 8th Bonus Media Monitor: Advertorial

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9th Regular Media Monitor

Link to article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/09/17/revolutionary-government-malabong-mangyari-eksperto I think the article has some lapses in terms of content, and could have been written better to provide a fuller picture of the issue at hand. Some SPJ provisions come to mind: Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story. Support … Continue reading 9th Regular Media Monitor

3rd Bonus Media Monitor: Disaster Reporting

nytimes.com/2017/09/10/business/media/hurricane-irma-broadcasts-safety.html "Unnecessary/overly sensational spectactles of correspondents struggling to deliver information" "Visuals persuade people to take hurricane threats seriously, get them to leave area" "Veteran reporters say they take every Precaution to stay out of life-threatening situations" 1961: Dan Rather, began custom of reporters broadcasting live from hurricane, first live radar img of Hurricane Carla to … Continue reading 3rd Bonus Media Monitor: Disaster Reporting

7th Bonus Media Monitor: Supernatural/Occult

Link to news: http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/life/01/15/17/watch-this-man-can-help-find-missing-items   This video from Rated K shows an interview of a man named Anghel Banaag, who claims to be a healer and uses rituals and prayers to find missing items and people. Included in the video is an example of such when he locates a man's missing wife after a recent … Continue reading 7th Bonus Media Monitor: Supernatural/Occult

6th Bonus Media Monitor: Survey Review

Link to article: https://www.google.com.ph/amp/newsinfo.inquirer.net/934224/sws-survey-nanlaban-drug-war-duterte/amp Though generally accurate in its discussion of the findings, I think that the article could have been written a little more clearly to avoid confusion in a few parts. First, I would like to point out how the writer was able to show good practice. One such example of this is … Continue reading 6th Bonus Media Monitor: Survey Review

5th Bonus Media Monitor: PHL Government’s Take on their UNHCR Review

1. In late September, I saw news circulating online (mostly on Facebook and Twitter) stating that the UN review resulted in the council's acceptance and commendation of the Philippines' report and reaffirmation of government commitment to human rights protection. The fake news stated that the review went very well and that the UN recognized the … Continue reading 5th Bonus Media Monitor: PHL Government’s Take on their UNHCR Review

2nd Bonus Media Monitor: Militarization/Killings/Shootings in Countryside

Suspected militiamen killing of Lumad student Link to article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928489/suspected-militiamen-kill-lumad-student SPJ Code of Ethics provisions involved: "Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story." The article was able to give a clear narrative of what happened, and was as comprehensive as possible stating all details at … Continue reading 2nd Bonus Media Monitor: Militarization/Killings/Shootings in Countryside

4th Bonus Media Monitor: Martial Law Anniversary

Link to article: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/626070/ncrpo-ready-for-sept-21-mass-protest/story/ SPJ Code of Ethics provisions included: Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story. Remember that neither speed nor format excuses inaccuracy. Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story. Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow … Continue reading 4th Bonus Media Monitor: Martial Law Anniversary

1st Bonus Media Monitor

WARNING: The photo in reference is found at the bottom of the post and may disturb some readers as it partially shows the corpse of a child. Please do not scroll down to bottom of post if you do not wish to see this content. Link to article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/07/17/disturbing-malacaang-dismayed-by-14-year-olds-killing The issue with this news piece … Continue reading 1st Bonus Media Monitor