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Drop own biases to not fall for fake news, journalists urge media studs

Drop own biases to not fall for fake news, journalists urge media studs

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN ONE MUST remove his/her personal biases when judging the truth of a news, veteran journalists from the Philippine Star told students in a digital news literacy seminar held Feb.19. Matikas Santos, online editor of philstar.com, warned of the dangers of “confirmation bias,” the tendency to accept information that reinforces one’s beliefs. “[T]his is what the people who make fake news are after. They want to entice you to be even [angrier]. […] It becomes even more extreme, your views, then you are even more unlikely to have an open mind,” Santos said. “It’s not news that’s biased. It’s actually you that’s biased towards yourself,” he added. Santos encouraged the students to question and challenge the claims of authority and refuse to blindly belie...
Veteran reporters view journalism under Duterte a harder task

Veteran reporters view journalism under Duterte a harder task

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BEING A journalist is a tough profession, but it is tougher under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. This was how seasoned journalists from the Philippine Star (PhilStar) viewed the current state of journalism in the country in a seminar titled How Press Works: The Press Under President Duterte. Journalists are confronted with difficulties in interpreting Duterte's statements and in writing stories because he is the "hardest president to read," senior reporter Giovanni Nilles claimed. “He (Duterte) thinks out of the box, he delivers what he thinks for whatever comes to his mind,” Nilles, who covers the Malacañang, said. “[Journalists] have to make sure of what he is saying kasi kapag ni-report mo ‘yan, [tapos] hindi mo masyadong na-gets, chances are ‘yung magbabasa di...