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Remote reporting causes one-way flow of information—journalist

Remote reporting causes one-way flow of information—journalist

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by JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN  THE PANDEMIC has forced journalists to do news coverage at home and wait for the statements online, making the flow of information one way, a business journalist and Artlet alumna said Friday in a webinar organized by the UST Journalism Society. Macroeconomic and urban development story writer for BusinessMirror Marie Carisa Ordinario discussed Manny Mogato’s Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility piece titled ‘Pandemic Blues’ that focused on the journalists’ struggle in remote reporting.  Due to quarantine restrictions and health risks, journalists are forced to work from home and wait for the statements online in which news sources could control the information in one direction.  “The best thing we can do is to wait for their statements. The pr
Human nature draws readers to fake news, says journ scholar

Human nature draws readers to fake news, says journ scholar

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By MA. LEANDRA A. TAMARES FAKE NEWS is a historical concept and human nature is one of the reasons why it “has been around forever,” American journalism scholar Stephanie Edgerly told Artlets on Wednesday. “There is a big tendency for us to believe something, or agree with something, or think it’s more credible and trustworthy when it supports our identities, when it supports our viewpoints,” she said during the 3rd John Jefferson Siler Forum. Edgerly is an associate professor from the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. Marishelle Medina, a lecturer from the journalism program, agreed with Edgerly and said fake news exists because readers want to believe such stories. “We need to question our belief. As a journalist, what is our task? Our task is to dis