Authored by Student No. 20. Unedited by blog admin
Quote “In an episode of TV Patrol World yesterday, the police patrol section aired news regarding the recovered corpses of two unidentified men found floating at the Pasig River. The said report contained footages (sic) in which the corpses were censored only with a “smoked glass” effect in which the rigor mortis of the bodies as well as their form and composition are still decernable (sic). The bodies (despite the censor) were also shown to have been tied (by the police) to the shore, with its “hardened” form cleary (sic) shown to be floating and moving due to the waves and ripples of the river.
Quote “The explicit video content of the report was too gruesome considering the timeslot of the news program (early evening). The KBP Television Code, which gives strong and repeated emphasis on avoiding the depiction of morbid, alarming and sensationalizing details (sic), was clearly violated. The scene was not necessary and clearly not called for to develope (sic) the story and the attempt to censor the scene failed to help. A scnene (sic) in which the two bodies would be carried while inside body bags would be a better form of censorship to save the audience, especially children, from being tormented by the images.” Closed-quote.Dec 7, 8:06 PM —
Authored by PAGLINAWAN, ADRIEL M.. Unedited by blog admin |SINGLE-SOURCED NEWS:
Quote ““MMDA halts all diggings”, an article which was published in the Dec. 5 Manila Bulletin issue, is a single-sourced news story. The article, written by Chito A. Chavez, consists of direct quotations and paraphrased statements that solely came from MMDA chief Bayani Fernando. The reporter didn’t bother to include other sources such as local government officials, commuters and motorists that will be affected by the said postponement.
Quote “The news story, which is about the postponement of various MMDA road projects to ease the Yuletide season heavy traffic, violates the provision in the Philippine Journalist’s Code of Ethics which states that: “It is the duty of the writer to report the other side and to scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis.” In addition, single-sourced news (sic), like the said article, is (sic) considered press releases and are unacceptable in journalism.” Closed-quote.
(POSTED BY STUDENT NUMBER 12)Dec 11, 6:48 PM —
Quote “A three-part-commentary, written by former education secretary Juan Miguel Luz was published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer last Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2007. The article, which tackles the dilemmas facing the Philippine educational system, is an example of a good, fair and accurate story.
Quote “Luz, head of the International Institute for Rural Construction, didn’t violate any ethical provisions stated in the Philippine Journalist’s Code of Ethics. Furthermore, he scrupulously reported and interpreted the news by being multi-sourced and by providing in-depth research which gave the readers helpful information about the said topic. The former cabinet member also bared the truth about the current state of Filipino education by giving the proper emphasis and by putting all the essential facts in his article. Lastly, he exerted effort to ensure that his commentary is fair, accurate and balanced.” Closed-quote. Dec 18, 9:11 PM —
Authored by virgil lopez. Unedited by blog admin
Quote “ Student no. 10 (cool), j192 2nd post
Hou Yimin (b. 1930). Liu Shaoqi and tne Anyan Coal Miners. 1961 (1979 version; original destroyed ca. 1968) oil on canvas; 162 x 333 cm. Museum of the Chinese Revolution, Beijing. Right-clicked from www.kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu. Searched thru http://www.artcyclopdia.com
Quote “Henry Omaga Diaz’s report in Bandila (ABS-CBN, December 18, 2007) was a really good one. The report was on the possible congressional inquiry suggested by Rep. Rex Gatchalian that will look on the alleged overcharged membership fees by OWWA. The report was complete and balanced. It was able to present all sides of the story like airing the views of the opposite sides (some OFWs and Migrante Int’l, Rep. Gatchalian, OWWA and even Vice Pres. De Castro who supported the idea of congressional inquiry).
Quote “I liked the report and it surely passed the tenets of balanced reporting.Good job for Bandila!” closed-quote. Dec 20, 4:37 PM —