Thursday, October 28

Tag: Journalism

Pulitzer Prize winner joins UST journalism faculty

Pulitzer Prize winner joins UST journalism faculty

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by KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN PULITZER PRIZE-winning journalist Manuel “Manny” Mogato, who was recognized for his coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on illegal drugs, is now a part of the university’s journalism program. Mogato was appointed as an adjunct professor – a new category for faculty members – last Aug. 27. The veteran journalist said he aims to inspire students to have passion for and commitment to their craft by sharing his experiences from his nearly 40-year career. “It’s a public service whether we like it or not. Malaki sa democracy ang ginagawang role ng journalist so nalulungkot lang ako na parang nawawala yung passion, dedication, [and] commitment sa ating profession (Journalists play a big role in democracy so I’m sad that we seem to be los
Youth urged to educate cynical voters, fact-check politicians

Youth urged to educate cynical voters, fact-check politicians

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JOURNALISM PROFESSORS and media professionals have urged the youth to educate voters who have lost faith in the electoral process and to scrutinize the statements of candidates running for office. ABS-CBN News Channel anchor and UST journalism professor Christian Esguerra said the youth’s role in the upcoming elections is significant because they can help other voters come up with informed decisions. “Malaki ang role niyong kabataan [sa eleksyon] kasi kayo ang magtuturo doon sa mga botanteng naging cynical na. You can help guide them, even your parents [and] the elders (The youth has a big role in the elections because you will teach voters that have become cynical. You can guide them, even your parents and the elders),” Esguerra said during the Boboto AKO sa 2022 webinar last We
Gov’t dependency challenges news coverage, journ profs’ study shows

Gov’t dependency challenges news coverage, journ profs’ study shows

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM   THE RELIANCE of journalists on government for information challenged the news coverage in the new normal, according to a study by UST journalism professors presented on Friday in a research conference. The study “Reporting in the New Normal: The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Journalism (Perspective from South and Southeast Asia)” by Felipe Salvosa II, journalism program coordinator, and Asst. Prof. Christian Esguerra in collaboration with Global Risk Journalism Hub found that among 175 respondents, the Philippines (91 percent) and India (87 percent) highly agreed that they depend on the government for information.  “We have been reduced to interviewing mostly via [online conferencing platforms]. If you watched the Ma
Journos bag awards in research conference

Journos bag awards in research conference

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by JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL SIX ARTLETS from the journalism program won in this year’s Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC), announced Saturday.  The students received awards under the two categories: Academic Research and Special Projects in Feature. Journalism senior Carlito Topacio won first place under the category of Academic Research for his study, “Covering Ground Zero: How the Philippine Media portrayed China’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic.”  “I was able to generate a theory proposing that the media's coverage on a global outbreak's country of origin is transformative in nature. Experiencing various "phases" in its reportage, with each phase having its own predominant focus,” Topacio told The Flame. Topacio’s research explored the loc
Journ prof joins Pulitzer Center’s network of investigative journalists

Journ prof joins Pulitzer Center’s network of investigative journalists

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT Asst. Prof. Karol Ilagan is among the 13 fellow investigative journalists for this year's Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Initiative Network (RIN) to “investigate pressing issues driving deforestation” in the tropical region, announced Saturday. In this fellowship program, Ilagan has to spend a year investigating the issues of corruption causing the destruction of rainforests, and climate change in the Amazon, Congo, and Southeast Asian region. Together with 11 more fellows from 10 different countries, they are expected to create individual investigative reports on these issues, the Pulitzer Center said. “The Pulitzer Center’s RIN seeks to create an ecosystem of collaboration among journalists to follow the mon
Journ educator encourages youth to stay vigilant on social media

Journ educator encourages youth to stay vigilant on social media

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN JOURNALISM COORDINATOR and editor of PressONE.PH Felipe Salvosa II has encouraged the youth to be cautious in consuming news on social media, especially amid a pandemic through a podcast titled “Talakayan” on Saturday.  Salvosa pointed that the youth are able to express, communicate and consume information through social media that made it have a huge impact on young people.  "Young people are able to express themselves more, especially on social media, and I can see overall [...] that our young people today are very much oriented towards achieving social justice,” Salvosa said. Salvosa however said that social media is not value-neutral as some people use social media as an avenue to introduce misinformation and disinformatio
UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN JOURNALISM EDUCATORS from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) denounced on Wednesday the government's filing of a quo warranto petition against broadcast network ABS-CBN. "As journalism educators, we have always taught students that a free press is the cornerstone of democracy, and that part of the journalist’s job is to zealously guard this freedom and close ranks when it comes under attack," they said. Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday filed with the Supreme Court a quo warranto petition seeking to revoke the legislative franchise of the country's largest television network by challenging the corporation's legal right or qualification to continue its operations. The UST Journalism Faculty criticized the move as a "direct assault" on press f
PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively. PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13. Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci. "’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame. CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21
Journ alumni bag business journalism awards

Journ alumni bag business journalism awards

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES FOUR Thomasian journalism alumni were honored in the 27th Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (Ejap) Awards, the highest award-giving body for business journalism in the Philippines. Philippine Star reporter Louise Maureen Simeon of Batch 2015 was recognized as Agriculture/Mining Reporter of the Year. Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas of Batch 2016 won the Best Business Feature Award, Marie Carisa Ordinario of Batch 2002 was named Macroeconomy Reporter of the Year, and Bianca Cuaresma of Batch 2013 was awarded Banking Reporter of the Year. All three are from BusinessMirror. “Business news can be very technical and data-driven and writing business stories may be boring for some, that’s why it is necessary to write it in a way that would be inter
LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LM) emerged as champion in this year’s Athena Cup volleyball tourney after sweeping Journalism, 26-24, 25-23, and 25-19, on Wednesday at the Seminary Gym. The two teams found themselves neck-and-neck in the first frame that resulted in nine deadlocks. Rex Morales led Journalism in the set until LM’s Wayne Parulan’s attacks proved too furious for the opposing team. Journalism fired back in the second frame and maintained its lead almost throughout, but its errors allowed LM to chase a five-point deficit to arrive at a 21-point deadlock. Russel Wilfred Estrada’s attacks nabbed Journalism a few points back in the third set but the team still struggled to keep up with LM’s four-point lead at 17-13. LM team captain Alpha Mayo Jambalo