The 6th media monitor can be posted here (or any bonuses not yet submitted). Deadline for the 6th media monitor is extended to this Wednesday at noontime or Oct. 5 at 12 noon.
As a heads-up, the 4th bonus is on reporting on surveys, using the guidelines of ethics taken up in class. As there are no elections locally in the coming months and no recent surveys seem to be forthcoming, you may monitor surveys being used by news media organizations on the US election (Hillary-Trump), which anyway impacts indirectly on the Philippines; or any current news reporting of any relevant opinion poll.
The 5th bonus is on news reports on the occult, superstitious beliefs, etc. in the run-up to All Souls Day, All Saints Day, etc. Embedded, here again are the pertinent KBP Broadcast Code provisions, with the main provision numbered by the KBP as Article 13, in keeping with the superstition-based nature of the provision — i’m messing with you. But here is the provision again:
KBP Broadcast Code: ” “Art. 13 SUPERSTITION AND THE OCCULT: “Sec.1 Programs featuring superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, such as supernatural powers, foretelling of the future, astrology, phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mind-reading, hypnotism, faith healing or similar subjects shall be careful not to induce belief in them. Care shall be taken to prevent the exploitation of people who may be easily swayed by such superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices.
“Sec.2.Programs or program materials that promote or encourage occult practices, black magic, witchcraft, and similar activities are prohibited.” (KBP Broadcast Code)
The monitor should be of news reports aired or published this month, not last year’s or of past years — that’s media history, not media monitor. Happy ghost-hunting!