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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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

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