4th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

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The 4th Media Monitor can now be posted here, whether regular or bonus (choose from any of the bonus topics earlier provided), with the usual deadline on Wednesday 5pm.

    The purpose of  this exercise is to build the habit of  regularly viewing the media with a discerning eye, ( at least once a week). Do not rely on unverified Facebook posts. Members of the class are also urged to restrain themselves from sharing articles that are nor first-hand accounts; or from participating in Facebook or Twitter threads of unverified talk, gossip, rumor-mongering, bullying, and hate speech.

    A bright professional and personal life await intelligent and discerning internet users and content-creators 🙂

     A happy, yelping dog year ahead of everyone!

     

16 thoughts on “4th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    SPJ CODE OF ETHICS

    SEEK TRUTH AND REPORT IT: Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
    Journalists should:
    – Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story.

    Article 1: Dengvacia debacle: Probe into dengue vaccine project

    https://beta.philstar.com/happens/244

    The article is able to clearly exhibit the provision mentioned above as it deals with DENGVAXIA, an issue the nation is currently faced with. Given an issue of this magnitude, there is great importance for consistent updating regarding the topic at hand. This is needed in order to make sure that the people are informed and constantly up to date on the issue’s development.

  2. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: Rappler)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:

    “Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.”

    “Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.”

    Journo briefly barred from entering Malacañang by Nestor Corrales (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970036/journo-barred-from-entering-malacanang)

    This is a good practice of the Inquirer. They did their duty as journalists to be a watchdog over the government. They were not intimidated by the power held by the government. They reported the news with accuracy and presented both sides of the issue.

  3. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    SPJ CODE OF ETHICS
    “Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing”

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/196452-doh-sue-sanofi-refusal-full-dengvaxia-refund
    “DOH to sue Sanofi over refusal to give full Dengvaxia refund”

    This article is a good practice of the specific SPJ provision, and a good judgement from Rappler as well. In the article, it states that the DOH will initiate the process of filling a civil case against Sanofi Pasteur because the company refuses to refund on behalf of the damages made by the vaccine. The article does state the side of Sanofi Pasteur, saying that “Sanofi argued a full refund would imply their vaccine is ineffective. The company stands by their product, even if they had announced in November 2017 Dengvaxia causes a person to develop severe dengue symptoms if he or she had not been infected by the virus prior immunization Sanofi also said that they never claimed their product was 100% effective.”, which gives the context to both sides of the argument in the article.

  4. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS:
    All efforts must be exerted to make stories fair, accurate, and balanced. Getting the other side is a must, especially for the most sensitive and critical stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later.

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/196452-doh-sue-sanofi-refusal-full-dengvaxia-refund
    This article of Rappler details on DOH’s plan to file a case against Sanofi. In the article, Rappler discloses the manufacturer’s take in the issue. Airing Sanofi’s side on this issue is a good practice of providing fair and accurate information to the public.

  5. 2018 4th Media Monitor (Regular)

    Article: Fire hits warehouse, residences in Pasig City
    Link: https://www.rappler.com/nation/196515-fire-residences-warehouse-pasig-city?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nation

    SPJ Code of Ethics: “Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.”

    This article displays good abidance of the SPJ Code of Ethics provision mentioned above for several reasons. First and foremost, it holds those with power accountable as they should be. To be specific, it holds the Department of Energy (DoE) and the barangay officials accountable for not being up to the task of preventing the fire from burning down a warehouse as well as several residences in Pasig City. Furthermore, it gives voice to the voiceless by seeking interviewees who were actual victims of the accident that had occurred. It sought and succeeded in reporting their sides of the story and how it affects their livelihood.

  6. 4th Media Monitor (Regular)
    DENR crackdown goes to Palawan (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970253/denr-crackdown-goes-to-palawan)

    SPJ: “Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.”

    Although the issue about the DENR clean-ups in tourist beach destinations is current, the article is careful in providing context to the readers; it does not assume that the reader is aware of the issue already, thus making the article more understandable.

  7. 2018 4th Media Monitor (Regular)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    Show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider the cultural differences in approach and treatment.

    Pulis, patay sa pamamaril sa Cotabato (http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/20/18/pulis-patay-nang-mabaril-ng-drug-personality-sa-operasyon)

    ABS-CBN failed to provide trigger warnings as this article showed the actual dead body of the police officer. Readers of their online publication cannot unsee once they open the article and they cannot give their consent because of the particular platform. This is all due the lack of the warnings in the article. This is a malpractice of the SPC Code of Ethics provision stated earlier.

  8. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: Dengvaxia)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    “Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.”

    (TRIGGER WARNING: The video in the link below contains a clip of a child’s body without proper trigger warning.)

    Pagkamatay ng bata sa Caloocan, sinisi sa Dengvaxia
    http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/02/21/18/pagkamatay-ng-bata-sa-caloocan-sinisisi-sa-dengvaxia

    The article above presents a news report video of another child that died after getting the Dengvaxia vaccine. The journalist of this article committed a malpractice of the abovementioned SPJ Code of Ethics by neglecting to provide a trigger warning for its viewers before showing a footage of the child’s body before and during his death.

  9. 2018 4th Media Monitor (BONUS: RAPPLER)

    EXPANDED PPI CODE OF ETHICS

    Writing the Story

    All efforts must be exerted to make stories fair, accurate, and balanced. Getting the other side is a must, especially for the most sensitive and critical stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not any day later.

    Article: PSG commander to Rappler reporter: Be thankful Palace guard didn’t hurt you

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/196528-psg-commander-lope-dagoy-pia-ranada-thankful-hurt

    Following being stripped of its corporate personality, Rappler’s credentials are again under fire in the hands of the government after being denied entry in Malacañang.

    Fortunately for the article above, it can be considered well written due to the fact that all affected parties were given the chance to tell their sides of the story.

    The first affected party given the chance to explain his side was Lope Dagoy, whose side was taken from Mocha Uson’s interview with him. Dagoy also defended the actions of the soldier who denied Rappler’s entry to Malacañang.

    The next affected party who was given a chance to explain her side of the story was journalist Pia Ranada, the very same Rappler journalist who was denied entry to Malacañang. In the article, she was allowed to tell her side of the story and to explain how the events unfolded through her perspective.

  10. 4th Media Monitor
    BONUS – Dengvaxia

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/196452-doh-sue-sanofi-refusal-full-dengvaxia-refund

    This article is a good example to the SPJ Code of Ethics provision
    “Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.

    The article writes about DOH suing Sanofi as they refuse to fully give the dengvaxia refund. By writing this article, Rappler is fulfilling their obligations by being a good “watchdog” as they let the public be aware on the information regarding the issue of dengvaxia.

  11. 4th Media Monitor (Regular)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:

    “Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.”

    https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/news/196533-anthony-taberna-apology-rape-victim-comment

    In this article, Anthony Taberna publicly apologize about his comment on a rape victim and announced that he will file Leave Of Absence in morning show. Few days ago, Taberna, in morning show Umagang Kay Ganda, made a commentary about a rape news report. Netizens called out Taberna for what he said.

    This news report is a good practice of SPJ Code of Ethics. Rappler were able to capture details of Taberna’s apology.

  12. 4th Media Monitor (Bonus)
    DENGVAXIA

    DOH to tap foreign experts for Dengvaxia probe
    http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/20/18/doh-to-tap-foreign-experts-for-dengvaxia-probe

    SPJ Code of Ethics
    “Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.”

    This is a good example because you can find a lot of quotations in the article. They directly lifted the crucial parts of the interview and properly attributed it and that makes it easy to understand.

  13. 4th Media Monitor 2018
    (Regular: Graft)
    [link] http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970295/breaking-sandigan-orders-arrest-of-davao-solon-for-graft

    Philippine Press Institute Code of Ethics
    2nd Premise: Airing all sides to a conflict

    After claiming that the graft court confirmed the arrest of Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., the article stated that the copy of the warrant wasn’t made available for the media. It also let the accused to have a stand about the issue. With the context provided and the information obtained from both parties, the audience could see a clearer picture of what the issue is all about. This is a good practice of the application of PPI Code of Ethics.

  14. 4th Media Monitor
    (Bonus — DRUG WAR)

    PPI Expanded
    “”Getting the other side is a must especially for the most sensitive andand critical stories.”
    “Single-source stories must be avoided as a rulerule. There is always the imperative to get a second, third or more sources, the contending parties to an issue, expert source, affected party, the prominent and the obscure in the story.”

    Article:
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970309/breaking-news-francis-pangilinan-ronald-dela-rosa-juvenile-justice-and-welfare-act-of-2006-bato-dela-rosa-children-crime-syndicates

    In the article, it was only Pangilinan’s side who was mentioned and aired. There was a small portion wherein the PNP side was aired. It should have stated the side of the PNP, side of PDEA and families of some children who were caught up by the ordinance before.
    Also, the statistics given was outdated since it only mentioned “2003-2011”. It should have given truthful numbers reliable in the present time.

  15. 4th Media Monitor

    BONUS: Drug War

    SPJ Code of Ethics

    Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.
    Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources.

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970206/27-dead-as-cops-wage-drug-war-in-central-luzon

    I believe this news did not show a good practice of the provisions as stated above. The news stated that the suspects fought the police officers, which wasn’t verified. An unverified statement will affect the accuracy of the news. They also didn’t mention the source of that information, which will affect the credibility of the news. Journalist should verify the report and identify the sources clearly in order for the news to be credible and reliable.

  16. 4th Media Monitor (Regular)

    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics
    Writing the Story: All efforts must be exerted to make stories fair, accurate, and balanced. Getting the other side is a must, especially for the most sensitive and critical stories. The other side must run on the first take of the story and not on any day later.

    https://www.rappler.com/nation/196641-sara-duterte-president-better-off-without-alvarez

    The article was able to show both sides of the story, the side of Sara Duterte and Pantaleon Alvarez.However, I still believe it to be rather lacking since the story focused mostly on Duterte’s arguments which spanned paragraphs, while Alvarez’s response was limited to one sentence.

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