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‘Business journalism a potent tool for telling stories of COVID-19 survival’

‘Business journalism a potent tool for telling stories of COVID-19 survival’

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BUSINESS JOURNALISM is not just about reporting profits and number crunching but is also about telling the stories of the people hardest hit by the pandemic, business journalists said. Stories on pandemic response, the agriculture and labor sector, economic legislation, and election are best told by business journalists because they look at a broader context, Business Mirror editor-in-chief Lourdes Fernandez said. “From the get-go or the first quarter of 2020 with the pandemic reach Philippine shores, even the most seasoned science health journalists realized that telling the COVID-19 response story needed to be told as a business story,” Fernandez said during the ‘Beyond the Numbers: Understanding Business Journalism’ webinar held last Sept. 17. She cited a story by reporter
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
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
JournSoc, student pubs welcome Australian students for study tour

JournSoc, student pubs welcome Australian students for study tour

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN and JANIS JOPLIN MOISES THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas Journalism Society (JournSoc) and student publications welcomed five Journalism students from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) last Monday for the second batch of the Foreign Correspondent Study Tour. Writers from The Flame and The Varsitarian will collaborate with students from UTS in writing stories on various issues relevant to the Philippines. JournSoc members will be on hand to assist them.  Journalism program coordinator Felipe Salvosa II and JournSoc members accompanied the students from UTS, along with their two professors, on their excursion around Intramuros and National Museum of the Philippines on Sunday. The excursion allowed UTS students to learn more about the culture and
Journ students victorious in research competition

Journ students victorious in research competition

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THREE Journalism students bagged awards at the annual Asian Journalism Research Conference (AJRC), among competitors hailing from as far as Mindanao, while over 10 more students qualified as finalists. Joselle Czarina Dela Cruz won second place in the news analysis category while the pair of Ryan Piolo Veluz and Angel Dukha III won third place in the journalism studies category. Dela Cruz said she did not expect to win, given the tough competition she had to face. “Maniwala man po kayo at sa hindi, wala po akong kaide-ideya na makukuha ko po ang second place dahil aminado po akong marami po sa mga kalaban ko sa category ko ay magagaling. Isa pa po, hindi ko rin po sigurado kung interesting sa mata ng ibang tao ang study ko,” Dela Cruz told the Flame. Dela Cruz’s thesis expl
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
JournSoc condemns killing of Davao journo

JournSoc condemns killing of Davao journo

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) denounced the killing of Davao journalist Dennis Denora, the sixth journalist killed since Pres. Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. In their statement released Saturday, JournSoc questioned the effectiveness of Duterte's Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS). https://www.facebook.com/ustjrnsoc/posts/1887139671338400 “While Duterte has formed the [PTFoMS], journalists still fall prey to violence, creating the impression that the president’s move did little if nothing to deter criminals like Denora’s killers from committing their nefarious acts,” the statement read. Denora was shot on June 7 in Panabo City by two men on a motorcycle. He was a publisher of the community paper Trends and Times. JournSo

ABSC, JRN Society decry Uson’s gov’t service award

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN STUDENT BODIES of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) denounced the Sunday decision of the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, Inc. (UST-AAI) to honor Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a government service award. In a statement, the AB Student Council "strongly urged" the UST-AAI to revoke Uson's award despite the alumni association's insistence that the honor inspires recipients to live the Thomasian core values. “The ABSC still highly believes that she does not deserve to receive any form of award, which entails a reward for her merits; let alone be recognized by the University as a notable alumn[a],” the statement read. The UST Journalism Society branded the award as “a serious insult” to other Thom
Preserve ethics in work, journalists urged

Preserve ethics in work, journalists urged

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JOURNALISTS should remain ethical in their profession despite the challenges posed by the current administration and the development of technology, seasoned media practitioners stressed in a forum held May 20. Joseph Alwyn Alburo, GMA network program manager and UST Journalism lecturer, said journalists should continue to be truthful and loyal to the public in every report they make. “Let's level up our game, level up our journalism. Weaponize truth-telling, be ethical, and don’t forget to look out for each other. Talk to each other, debate if you must. We need to listen more [and] help process each other,” Alburo said. “[W]e should not forget our basic journalism principle. [...] Ethics gets to [be] mentioned when something bad happens but ethics is a living, breathing entity