M230 2nd Bonus: Content Analysis & Frame Analysis: News Coverage VP Debate #PiliPinasDebates2016

M230 2nd Bonus: Content Analysis & Frame Analysis: News Coverage VP Debate #PiliPinasDebates2016

     Members of the M230 class may post a content analysis (analysis of words & images) or frame analysis (analysis of themes) of the news coverage of the vice-presidential debate (or the hosting of the debate itself by the news organizations involved) — the analysis must use the provisions taken up in class as standards, or for categorizing and evaluating content or frames. (same instructions as the previous post). Deadline is one week from now or on April 17, 2016 at 5pm. tnx.

3 thoughts on “M230 2nd Bonus: Content Analysis & Frame Analysis: News Coverage VP Debate #PiliPinasDebates2016

  1. The Vice Presidential Debate was held last April 10, 2016 in University of Sto. Tomas led by CNN Philippines.

    CNN Philippines was able to comprehend the most talked or at least the top social realities that our country is facing such as corruption, human trafficking, anti dynasty and also the very most talked about traffic in Metro Manila. It was nice for CNN Philippines to give out those topics as the key points for the Vice President candidates to be the objectives of the debate. Also, it was a great deal to have the foreign people asked questions in particular about the West Philippine Sea issue and other concern issues that Philippines and the future leader of it must first address with.

    As for the candidates, they are all have their platforms. Each of them had addresses the social issues and how will they address it if they will be the next Vice President. Although, there are lapses that I noticed on each of them.

    First, to Cayetano he is so eager to detained Marcus with the sins of his father which according to Escudero ‘Don’t blame the son for what the father did’. To Escudero, he sounded so robotic to the point you wouldn’t believe whatever comes to his mouth. To Honasan, he is just too old to go along with the younger candidates. To Marcus, unfortunately to him he was the son of the late Ferdinand Marcus in where all the social issues addressed by the CNN was put him on the hot seat. To Robredo, she’s actually the only candidates that made me convinced with all her platforms. She wasn’t not my Vice President, actually Marcus is. But after listening to Robredo’s opinions on how to address the social realities in the country if she will be elected as the Vice President I was convinced and persuaded. I was a bit disappointed with Marcus because using Roland Barthes structure of semiotics he is playing safe. By the way he raises the “yes and no” placards I could see that he waited for his co-candidates to raised theirs before he raises his. And lastly Trillianes, he is actually okay but I was more convince with Robredo’s platform than his. But Trillanes will be an option if I see glitches with Robredo in the future.

  2. CNN Philippines hosted the Comelec-organized vice presidential debate that aired last April 10, 2016 at the University of Santo Thomas. Online news report and social media posts started flooding the internet feed even before it started. Netizens, viewers, and audiences expressed their views and opinions about this extensive, blow-by-blow coverage but what really was the role of the host network and the online platform in making this political noise up until it ended?

    Personally, I think that the system of the debate was great—the moderators (Pia Hontiveros and Pinky Webb) did their job well of navigating the candidates’ exchange of ideals but the audience was somehow disappointing, which is deemed inevitable. Nevertheless, the hosts stood their ground of implementing the station policy, and even the rules and regulations of the debate proper, by not allowing hecklers and mandating to escort them out of the venue. That alone proved that they held the accountability of “explaining ethical processes to audiences” as observance to SPJ Code of Ethics. Webb took responsibility of her work and explained why she had to interfere when Sen. Bongbong Marcos stopped talking because of that loud unnecessary bashing of an audience.

    CNN did not disappoint the public; they made a way to properly conduct the debate although it involved questions and comments about addressing timely government issues and controversies and answering difficult ‘society problem-based’ questions. CNN as a whole gave “voice to the voiceless” by including the issues of inconsistencies, graft and corruption, judicial and economic growth, political dynasties, human rights violations, traffic and connectivity, crime, foreign policy, and even peace in Mindanao. CNN provided a setting where Filipinos at large see and hear relevant and appropriate information from primary sources, which are the candidates.

    Also, the hosts were bearing the name of the station but both of them were aware of labeling their advocacy and commentaries. In this debate, CNN provided a balance of the public’s need to information.

    PS. Full coverage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWDqVc-ePsU

  3. The 2nd Vice Presidential Debate was held last April 10, 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas, hosted by CNN Philippines. CNN Philippines handled the debate well polished and organized. There was a right dosage of belittlement which was unavoidable but the candidates still managed to present their ideas on important issues. The mudslinging was more centered in between Cayetano and Marcos. One of the issues raised by Cayetano was the Marcos family stole $10 billion from the Filipino people during the Marcos regime. Bongbong said he cannot give what he doesn’t have. Other issues presented by the candidates was also raised during the debate.

    The CNN Philippines also ensured that fair treatment will prevail during the debate session which is under “ethical journalism” of the SPJ Code of Ethics. One, CNN Philippines team escorted a group of student outside after shouting “Never Again!” a reference to the martial law era during the two-decade rule of Bongbong’s father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. CNN Philippines did this so that it will be fair not only to Marcos but to all candidates that there will be fair treatment among the candidates and the viewers will not be influenced by the group of activist students against Marcos. Second, the hosts Pinky Webb and Pia Hontiveros handled the debate with moderation and fairness to every candidate. They respond quickly with clarity and explain ethical choices and processes to the viewers.

    The 2nd Vice Presidential Debate hosted by CNN Philippines is considered to be as one of the most well handled debate in the Philippines.

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