7th Media Monitor here (bonuses apply); exams after the MTRCB report #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

The 7th Media Monitor can be posted here; bonuses apply (except those that have been submitted before).

     For the bonus on “reporting on surveys”, the latest SWS 100th day trust rating survey of the President has been the subject of news reports, news features, interpretive reports and editorials/op-ed: you may include this in your bonus media monitor.             (If the news report or a particular media content has already been reviewed here as a media monitor post, or by the handling faculty in class discussions, do not use it anymore).

(photo credits as stated in a previous post of the file photo)

The 2nd exams will be administered in the meeting after the MTRCB report.

    Be prepared but don’t be afraid.

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25 thoughts on “7th Media Monitor here (bonuses apply); exams after the MTRCB report #universityofthephilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 7th Media Monitor (Bonus): Phantom of the Opera ‘curse’ hits as fire menaces Paris debut

    Link: 7th Media Monitor (Bonus): Phantom of the Opera ‘curse’ hits as fire menaces Paris debut

  2. [7th Media Monitor: Bonus on Superstition and the Occult]

    A video report from GMA News and Public Affairs presents President Rodrigo Duterte refusing to live in the Malacañang Office because he ‘does not want to sleep with ghosts’. The video shows pictures from the Malacañang website with alleged ghosts sightings and testimonies of people who saw supernatural phenomenon in the presidential residence. The reporter did not disclose a disclaimer nor did she relay that these pictures and testimonies could be false.

    This video report violates the 13th article of the KBP Code of Ethics, Superstition and the Occult. According to this provision, “Programs featuring superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, such as supernatural powers, foretelling of the future, astrology, phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mindreading, hypnotism, faith healing, or similar subjects shall be careful not to induce belief in them. Care shall be taken to prevent exploitation of people who may be easily swayed by such superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices.”

    References:
    Video from GMA News and Public Affairs: “President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, ayaw raw tumira sa Malacañang dahil sa mga multo”

  3. 7th Media Monitor – [ Fifth Bonus Post]
    [Reporting Surveys]

    CNN Philippines’ news article entitled “Duterte bags ‘very good’ satisfaction rating, SWS says ” is already accurate from the headline itself stating from where the survey actually was. By stating the who did the survey and the particular purpose of gauging the public’s satisfaction concerning President Duterte’s performance for his first 100 days. The article also gave out the essential facts such as the sample size and the general characteristics comprising the part of the population interviewed. Of the 1,200 adult respondents, 300 were from Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Aside from merely stating the 7 out of 10 Filipinos ( 76% of the population) being satisfied with the Presidnet’s performance, 13% undecided and 11% dissatisfied, it presented other essential information needed to examine the survey done by the SWS.

    The profiles of the respondents were also given out with corresponding satisfaction rating and classification ranging from region ( 88% from Mindanao, 74% from Metro Manila, 75% from Visayas and 70% for the rest of Luzon), gender ( 79% for men and 72% for women), age ( 72% for the 18-24 years old group, 80% for the 25-34 years old, 80% for the 25-44 years old group, 74% for the 45-54 years old group, and 70% for the 55 and above group), and socioeconomic status ( Classes A, B, and C all gave 69% and the D and E classes gave 70%).

    From here, it can be gleaned that the vital information of the survey done was elaborately pointed out. This was supported by the margin of error ( in the aricle it was clearly stated that it was + 3 percent margin of error for the national average and + 6 all respectively for Mindanao, Visayas, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. The method of interviewing was also stated, specifically face to face interview with the question wording “Kayo ba ay lubos na nasisiyahan, medyo nasisiyahan, hindi tiyak kung nasisiyahan o hindi, medyo hindi nasisiyahan, lubos na hindi nasisiyahan, o wala pa kayong narinig o nabasa kahit na kailan tungkol kay RODRIGO DUTERTE?”. The period when the poll was done was also given out ( September 24 to 27).
    The news article followed the standards for ethical and accurate reporting of surveys that seek not to mislead and misrepresent but rather to inform. In such a relatively constricted space to include all the vital information for a survey, it has presented most of the vital facts that compose the survey. The accompanying context on the President’s image was also provided along with an interpretation coming from an expert concerning the possible reasons for the said positive results.

    The only missing information would be the corresponding range and the equivalent rating for what is highly satisfactory, satisfactory, very good etc. A +64 may be quite vague for the public, hence, a corresponding range should have been presented. Another aspect would be the distribution of the respondents in the survey. It should have been stated whether the number of a particular gender, age group, socioeconomic class, and region is representative of the majority. Through these, the article could have met all the standards for reporting surveys. Nevertheless, the article is exemplary and should be followed in reporting surveys of this kind that cater to national interest.

  4. 7th Media Monitor: Bonus on Reporting Surveys

    In an article published by Inquirer.net last October 6, 2016, we can see observations made from the latest survey results released through BusinessWorld, partnered by SWS. The survey, which aimed to measure public satisfaction of presidential performance in Duterte’s administration, resulted in a 76% satisfaction rate, where as 11% were dissatisfied, and 13% were undecided.

    The net satisfaction rate was 64%, which was considered to be “very good” in the SWS classification system. This is said to be the second highest among post-Edsa presidents.The net satisfaction rate was highest in Mindanao with 88%, and then 62% in Visayas and 57% in Luzon.

    The article also stated that Pulse Asia, another major survey organization, estimated Duterte’s trust rating at 91%, just days after the presidential inauguration.

    I think that the article was able to derive fair conclusions based on the results from the SWS survey, which was straight forward and covered a large part of the population. I think that more information must be provided regarding the sampling because this really dictates a lot of the possible factors for the results. The division by region should not only be the basis of sampling. Also, SWS should provide more information of their classification system as “very good” can mean a lot of things. However, overall, we were able to see a macroscopic view on what the mass thinks about Duterte’s first 100 days.

    Source:

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/822194/dutertes-net-satisfaction-in-first-100-days-high-at-64-percent

  5. 7th media monitor – bonus on reports on occult, superstitions etc

    title: ‘Marcos also saw ghosts in Malacañang’

    According to the KBP Broadcast Code Article 13 on superstition and occult, programs featuring superstitious and pseudo-scientific beliefs and practices, etc., shall be careful not to induce belief in them. I think, overall, the article wasn’t careful as to not induce belief in them. The article really seemed convincing especially as it even included a panoramic view of the Palace’s state entrance and a headless figure standing on the door. In addition, the article only had a single source (which should be avoided) which is Jaime Licauco. Despite being on the Life section of abs-can news online, I think the way it was written overall seemed factual and really promoted it as if it were true, leaving no space for suspicions especially for non-believers.

    link: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/search?q=halloween#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=occult&gsc.sort=

  6. Regine C. Gochuico
    (5th bonus post)-7th Media Monitor
    4th bonus: Superstition and the Occult

    The story about the “Ghosts of Intramuros” which appear in photos was reported by Argyll B. Geducos covered the pictures posted via FB by Randy Topacio. According to him he took pictures of the empty street and when his picture the next morning he was surprised to see pictures of people that looked like Katipuneros and Spaniards. According to a professional photographer Alperr Padiernnos they were just merely orbs of light which forms the images. According to SPJ Code of Ethics for Journalist and Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct of the Philippine Press Institute it states that:
    • Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it.
    • Provide context
    • Gather, update, and correct information throughout the life of a news story.
    • Single source story must be avoided as a rule. There is always the imperative to get a second, third, or more sources.
    The reporter should have interviewed and verified directly the information from the source to check the veracity of the information. Perhaps he should also checked the pictures to verify if those people in the pictures are ghosts. Because he just reported it based from the facebook post of Randy Topacio. The news report did not indicate why the photographer suddenly commented and studied the pictures. It was’t clear whether he was interviewed by the reporter or he was just simply consulted by Topacio. The context was lacking information about how the photographer had made his verification of the pictures. The news reporter should have interviewed other sources or people who may have also taken pictures of Intramuros with the same incident/experience of appearances of ghosts in the picture.
    Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/viral-ghosts-of-intramuros-appear-in-photos/

  7. [7th media monitor: Fourth bonus post]

    Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/822194/dutertes-net-satisfaction-in-first-100-days-high-at-64-percent

    Inquirer discusses in their article the latest SWS survey on Duterte’s satisfaction ratings for his first 100 days. A good article on surveys always provides details about the survey itself as it contextualizes the whole study. One of the most important things to disclose is the sample size and margin of error as said in the PPI’s Code of Ethical and Professional, “In using scientific polls, the sample size and the margin of error should be disclosed.” Both were not reported in the article which is bad practice since the two are needed to establish whether the survey can indeed be generalizable for “voting-age Filipinos”, as the article is stating. They did include other details though like the days the survey was conducted as well as how net satisfaction rating is computed, “percent satisfied minus percent dissatisfied” which is good. They also stated that 64% is “very good” according to SWS’ classification system. It is easy to interpret 64% as low so it’s good that they mentioned it. The result of the survey was also contrasted with that of the previous’ presidents which gives us a better picture of what is usually the standard approval rating for presidents in the first 100 days.

  8. President Rodrigo Duterte is very open about the fact that he is not open living in the Malacanang Palace. In an article in Philstar Global, he said that he the Malacanang is full of ghosts so he is not willing to live in the Palace. Various articles also cover some ghost encounters by presidents. The Marcos family is also known for ghost stories inside Malacanang. Articles like these make people a perception that the Malacanang Palace is full of ghosts.

    According to the 13th article of the KBP Code of Ethics: “Programs featuring superstitious and pseudoscientific beliefs and practices, such as supernatural powers, foretelling of the future, astrology, phrenology, palm-reading, numerology, mindreading, hypnotism, faith healing, or similar subjects shall be careful not to induce belief in them. Care shall be taken to prevent exploitation of people who may be easily swayed by such superstitious and pseudoscientific beliefs and practices.” Articles like these are entertaining. These should not be taken as objective. Some people think that this article since its objective since it is featured in Philstar Global. As Ma’am Lambino always puts it in our class, stories like these should not be posted as news unless you can interview your news subjects, the ghosts, for balanced reporting:-)

  9. (4th Bonus Post: Surveys)

    Last week, the Social Weather Stations released a survey on Duterte’s public satisfaction performance in his first 100 days as president. It stated that 3/4 of voting-age Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte’s performance and “about a tenth, or 11 percent, of respondents said they were dissatisfied, while 13 percent were undecided.”

    However, the article lacks the sample size and margin of error. This could be misleading as the sample size may be too small to actually represent the entire Philippines (Just like how Duterte got a 91% trust rating in a Pulse Asia survey before the elections due to a measly sample size of 1,200 respondents). This goes against the PPI Code of Ethics provision stating that, “In using scientific polls, the sample size and the margin of error should be disclosed.”

    Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/822194/dutertes-net-satisfaction-in-first-100-days-high-at-64-percent

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