3rd Media Monitor: regular or any of the bonuses, here

The third media monitor (regular or any of the bonuses not yet submitted) can be posted here, with deadline extended to Thursday 5pm. Only one media monitor per week is allowed.

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  1. 2014-89397
    Link to news article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/933911/hazing-suspect-ordered-freed-as-victim-laid-to-rest

    1. Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story.
    The article succeeds in updating the story of the tragic death of first year law student, Horacio Castillo III. The team of 3 Inquirer journalists were able to cover the information concerning the release of the suspect, answering the questions who did it, when, where, and why. The article did not come short for providing details as you read the article from start to finish. Moreover, the journalists were also able to take cover the side of Castillo’s family and their current situation. The team stated that DOJ preliminary investigation will still be made on October 4 and 9, and that, the story is still indeed, to be continued.

    Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
    Despite the article’s overall completeness, it tends to oversimplify what had happened in the story through the delivery of the headline. “Hazing suspect freed as victim laid to rest” as the article’s headline misleads the readers to think that the possible perpetrator had been totally free. Where in fact, he is still not yet off the hook. The reason being for freeing him is because there is not enough evidence to detain him. Moreover, the headline also tries to say that John Paul Solano’s release was intentionally done during the day of Castillo’s burial. It is as if the writer wants to elicit a strong emotional response from the viewers, let alone the family members and loved ones of Castillo, to think that this was done on purpose. This article succeeds in updating the current story of the frat crime, however, it tends to “clickbait” through the choice of headline delivery.

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