5th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

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The 5th Media Monitor can be posted here (either regular or bonus) provided only one will be credited each week, with deadline on Wednesday 5pm. Starting today, the KBP Broadcast Code taken up this week may be used as additional standard (any provision of the KBP Broadcast Code)  in reviewing media content. 

    A new bonus topic is added to the list, as follows:
     BONUS TITLE: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising: Media coverage of the anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising and related events from Feb. 23, 2018 to Feb. 25, 2018.

      Class members who have not posted and do not know the guidelines and the format are urged to read the notes under the “First Media Monitor” post of this site for guidance in undertaking the media monitor. (Rants are not counted: see guidelines.)

      Here again are the other bonus topics reproduced from the first media monitor post (use the bonus title when posting bonus posts)  :

     BONUS Title: MEDIA COVERAGE, RAPPLER: Media coverage of the latest incidents including the banning of Rappler from Malacañang, and related events such as the response of the public, journalists’ organizations, students, members of the academe, etc. ; or other actions and events related to these; the pending SEC decision to strip Rappler of its corporate personality (under appeal) ; or the dismissal of the “cybercrime” complaint filed against Rappler; etc.
    BONUS Title: MOCHA USON or the PCOO
or:
      BONUS Title: SUPERNATURAL, PSEUDO-SCIENCE, ASTROLOGY, etc using the 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) )
      BONUS Title: MAYON or Disaster-reporting: You can either do some advance-reading of the assigned articles on disaster-reporting as stated in the syllabus; or bank the news report and post it after we take up the topic)
      Bonus Title: ADVERTORIALS
      Bonus Title: “DRUG WAR” . Media coverage of crime news reports/ interviews/ features on Operation Tokhang, buy-bust operations, investigations of cases of EJKs related to the drug war, and other related media coverage.
      BONUS Title: “Dengvaxia“, or media coverage of the investigation of the Dengvaxia fiasco, or of measures the Department of Health has instituted to avert greater harm; or other coverage of related activities.

     

BONUS Title: Advocacy. Evaluate and review any indoor or outdoor public assembly you have observed first-hand since the start of the semester, using the following principles of ethics of advocacy work derived from a leading internationally known public relations society as applicable to advocacy work (quote the paragraph you are using as basis of your review/evaluation)
ADVOCACY
Strive to serve the public interest by acting responsibly for the sectors they represent.
Provide a voice in the marketplace of ideas, facts, and viewpoints to aid informed public debate.
HONESTY
Adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of the sectors they represent and in communicating with the public.
EXPERTISE
Acquire and use responsibly all specialized knowledge and experience.
Advance one’s skills and work attitude through continued professional development, research, and education.
Build mutual understanding, credibility, and relationships among a wide array of institutions and audiences.
INDEPENDENCE
Provide objective advice to the sectors they represent.
Be accountable for one’s actions.
LOYALTY
Be faithful to the sectors they represent, while honoring the obligation to serve the public interest.
FAIRNESS
Deal fairly with the sectors they represent, with competitors, peers, the media, and the general public.
   Respect all opinions and support the right of free expression.
      Do not repeat bonus posts or bonus titles.

      May your sights be clear and your horizon infinite.

     

 

19 thoughts on “5th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising)

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

    http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/23/18/duterte-to-again-skip-edsa-people-power-anniversary
    “Duterte to again skip EDSA People Power anniversary”

    The article is a good practice of the mentioned provision because it gives clarity to the “again” in the title of the article. President Duterte will not be in the ceremony for the EDSA Anniversary, for he will spend it with his people in Davao. To address the “again”, the article stated that President Duterte did not attend the Anniversary last year to attend the relaunching of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in Davao. The article states the reason to why President Duterte will skip the Anniversary again this year because of his decision last year to not attend the rites in favor of another event in Davao.

  2. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising)

    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:
    – Provide context. Take special care not to misinterpret or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
    – Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information. Clearly label illustrations and re-enactments.

    Article: Students walk out, priests go fasting to mark Edsa@32

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/970982/students-walk-out-priests-go-fasting-to-mark-edsa32

    The article is a good practice of the provisions mentioned.
    For the first provision mentioned, the article took the time to provide a contextual explanation of the events that are attributed to Edsa @ 32. A brief history of the 1986 People Power Revolution was provided and then after, a brief explanation of the #WalkoutPH protest against the current threats to democracy.
    For the second provision, the article properly complied by simply providing a clear label of the visual information (photograph) included in the text.

  3. 5TH Media Monitor (BONUS: SUPERNATURAL, ASTROLOGY, etc.)

    GMA Unang Hirit segment – Unang Hirit: Iyong kapalaran ngayong 2018, alamin!

    This article is bad practice as it violates KBP’s Code of Ethics Article 13: Superstition and 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].

    The feature news segment is introduced by the hosts with no disclaimer whatsoever that the following advice are solely based on the Chinese astrology and have no other more solid, well-founded basis, as the feng shui consultant commented on good businesses to start, social relationships, even Pres. Duterte’s relations this year. The hosts also conveyed much enthusiasm and belief in these advices, further inducing belief on the viewers. Until the end they did not emphasize that these are only predictions.

  4. 5th Media Monitor
    BONUS: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising

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

    https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/196750-filipino-youth-lead-march-freedom-democracy

    I believe this article on the walkout held last February 23 is an example of a good practice of the aforementioned provision, since it was able to contextualize the advocacy and calls made by the protesters. The article was not just a report of the what, when, and where of the event, it was able to flesh out the ‘why’.

  5. 5TH MEDIA MONITOR (BONUS: Mocha Uson, PCOO)

    KBP Code of Ethics for the Broadcast Media
    Sec. 6
    -Interviews must be presented in the proper context. Replies of interviewees to questions must not be edited or editorialized in a way that would distort their intended meaning.
    -Selecting and phrasing of questions during an interview shall be the primary responsibility of the interviewer. Such questions must be determined primarily by the public interest to be served.

    Bawal ang Pasaway: Asec. Mocha Uson, paano na-appoint sa PCOO?

    I think that this episode of GMANEWSTv’s Bawal Ang Pasaway is an example of a good practice of KBP Code of Ethics’ Section 6.

    In this episode, the host, Winnie Monsod, carefully interviewed PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar regarding the appointment of Mocha Uson as PCOO’s Assistant Secretary for Social Media. Before she was appointed, Mocha Uson was known for her facebook page and is a loyal supporter of the President. She became controversial because of posting “fake news” in her page which has around 5 million followers.

    Winnie Monsod did a great job on carefully asking about Mocha’s appointment as Asec.- asking if she’s qualified, capabilities, and issues about her “fake news” posts. The video posted was presented in proper context, it did not cut out questions. Questions asked were in line with the responsibility of knowing information that would serve the public interest.

  6. 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: Dengvaxia)

    KBP Code of Ethics for the Broadcast Media
    Sec. 6 NEWS INTERVIEWS
    6.a Interviews must be presented in the proper context. Replies of interviewees to questions must not be edited or editorialized in a way that would distort their intended meaning.

    Dengvaxia scare: ‘Fear of losing my children is suffocating me’ (https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971287/dengvaxia-scare-fear-of-losing-my-children-is-suffocating-me)

    This article is made of quoted lines from mothers that have children vaccinated with Dengvaxia and also quoted lines from experts like city health workers. This is good manifestation of the KBP Code of Ethics Section 6. There were paraphrased sentences but the important words of the interviewees were written as it is. The intended meaning of the statements weren’t distorted because the mothers were clearly expressing fear about the possible death of their children.

  7. 5th Media Monitor 2018 (BONUS: Advertorial)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    “Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two. Prominently label sponsored content.”

    LOOK: Jason Abalos’ thoughtful DIY gift for beauty queen GF Vickie Rushton by Niña V. Guno
    (http://entertainment.inquirer.net/262479/look-jason-abalos-thoughtful-diy-gift-beauty-queen-gf-vickie-rushton)

    This is not news at all. This article is explicitly advertising and promoting the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 bid, Jackie Rushton. Guno should have labeled it as an advertorial because without such, this article violates the SPJ code of ethics about advertisements.

  8. 5th Media Monitor
    BONUS – Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/content/644554/pinoys-mark-32nd-anniversary-of-edsa-people-power-uprising/story/

    KBP Code of Ethics
    Article 1, Sec. 6 – News Interviews
    “Interviews must be presented in the proper context. Replies of interviewees must not be edited or editorialized in a way that would distort their intended meaning.”
    “Selecting and phrasing of questions during an interview shall be the primary responsibility of the interviewer. Such questions must be determined primarily by the public interest to be served.”

    This GMA News video is a good example of the provisions stated above. The interviews gave context as to what was being celebrated and why. The questions asked by the interviewer were relevant such as “Nangangamlay na nga ba ang People Power na minsan hinangaan ng buong mundo?”. They also interviewed important people like Renee Escalante the Chairman of NHCP and Vice President Leni Robredo on their statements about the anniversary.

  9. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising)

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

    Article: https://www.rappler.com/nation/196848-in-photos-people-power-edsa-anniversary

    Based on the SPJ Code of Ethics provision mentioned above, I believe that this news article about the EDSA Revolution Anniversary displayed good practice of journalists’ ethics. First and foremost, it provided accurate details and context. It made sure to shed light on why the people commemorate the EDSA people power uprising, providing information and descriptions of previous years. It also made sure not to misrepresent either side involved, proving attributed information from both sides. Finally, it was comprehensive in its description of the event, making sure not to oversimplify anything.

  10. 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: Mocha Uson)

    SPJ Code of Ethics
    “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.”

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/644661/roque-on-mocha-uson-s-online-poll-edsa-revolution-not-a-product-of-fake-news/story/

    This is a good exercise of the given provision as it shows the stance of Malacanang towards Mocha Uson’s malpractice. I also like how it pointed out that President Rodrigo Duterte has skipped the anniversary rights of the EDSA Revolution two years in a row now.

  11. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS:Dengvaxia)

    KBP Code of Ethics
    Sec. 9. SENSATIONALISM
    9.c. The presentation of news and commentaries
    must not be done in a way that would create
    unnecessary panic or alarm.

    Articles by the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971287/dengvaxia-scare-fear-of-losing-my-children-is-suffocating-me
    and
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971379/acosta-defends-pao-forensic-expert-you-cant-buy-a-diploma-from-harvard

    The first article clearly tries to cause mass hysteria and add fire to the already panic situation regarding dengvaxia. By using strong words like not having sleep and being haunted by nightmares, this article clearly violated the code of ethics when it comes to sensationalism. There is an intention to cause and ring an alarm by featuring these phrases and publishing them. It is truly alarming as strong words and claims have been made in this article.

    The second one on the other hand sensationalizes dengvaxia through the lens of the forensic experts which analyzed bodies of supposedly victims of the said vaccine. However, what we may find here is the sensationalizing of the achievement and entitlements of the forensic expert, Dr. Erfe and trying to hide some facts that is, if he is really accredited to such expertise. Sensationalizing through Harvard and other achievements have also caused panic even if the results are not even yet confirmed. However, due to sensationalizing expertise, it is, in one way or another been concluded that indeed, the results are true and tested.

  12. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising)

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

    Ramos lone key Edsa figure in celebration
    https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971319/ramos-lone-key-edsa-figure-in-celebration

    This news talked about the participation of Fidel Ramos in the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Other government officials were not present but were still discussed in this article. I believe this practiced good journalism ethics in that the journalist gave a brief background not only about Ramos, but also about the 1986 revolution. In addition, he gave information about the present commemoration itself such as the awards that were given, who the attendees were, where it was held, and why the turnout was low for this year.

  13. 5TH Media Monitor (BONUS: SUPERNATURAL, ASTROLOGY, etc.)
    Umagang Kay Ganda’s Feb 15 episode violates the KBP Code of Ethics:

    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].

    None of the hosts gave a notice or reminder that the practices they presented on the segment do not necessarily hold true and do not guarantee luck or wealth.

  14. 5th Media Monitor
    Bonus Topic: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising

    SPJ Code of Ethics
    “Gather, update, and correct information throughout the life of a news story.”

    Pinoys mark 32nd anniversary of EDSA People Power uprising
    [link] http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/content/644554/pinoys-mark-32nd-anniversary-of-edsa-people-power-uprising/story/

    The news story is an example of a good practice of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It summarizes the events that have happened during the 32nd anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power. The reporter completed his report by updating it throughout the day. The article has began by 9:30 am and is updated until 7:47 pm. The reporter also has provided context about the whole occasion. A video clip is added to present evidences for his statements. The article also have not brought up the President having connections with the Marcoses which might create a bias against him.

  15. 5th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Dengvaxia

    Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971550/deaths-not-due-to-dengvaxia

    Provisions:
    SPJ
    “Label advocacy and commentary”
    “Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort.”

    PPI Expanded:
    “Outside work (That are competitors of the primary source of income of the journalist)”

    As I see it, despite of being labeled as ‘news’, this article is more of an commentary since the article has showed more the opinion of the writer than just presenting news.

    “The answer is simple: It was not interesting to readers who had already formed an opinion based on distorted news about the antidengue vaccine.”
    “It is possible that they were paid by some quarters to destroy the reputation of certain personalities and make others look good.”

    Also, the journalist here, as we know, works as a broadcaster in one of the major news orgs here. However, he was still abled to contribute an article in a broadsheet.

    The article and the journalist must be factual only, since it’s labeled as news and must avoid presenting opinions.
    Also, the opinions presented might caused discomfort to the public, most of all to the families complaining about the dengvaxia issue.

  16. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: ADVERTORIALS)

    SPJ CODE OF ETHICS
    “–Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two. Prominently label sponsored content”

    Meet Jane Walker, The Lady Who Will Get Us Drinking Scotch

    Read more: http://preen.inquirer.net/69093/meet-jane-walker-the-lady-who-will-get-us-drinking-scotch#ixzz58NENBD1Q

    This is clearly an advertorial or a sponsored content as it endorsed the limited edition female counterpart of Johnnie Walker (a scotch drink). Although, it was labeled in the food category. It appears alongside with hard news in the home page of the website. It is easily mistaken as hard news.

  17. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: DENGVAXIA)

    SPJ CODE OF ETHICS
    Seek Truth and Report It:
    -“Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources”
    -“Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.”
    -“Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.”

    Link: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971574/ex-president-aquino-says-he-was-unaware-of-dengvaxia-risks-in-2015

    This published story by Inquirer.net entitled, “Ex-President Aquino says he was unaware of Denvaxia risks in 2015” displayed a good practice of journalism because (1) it identifies the sources and authorities (e.g. FDA, DOH Secretary) mentioned in the report so the public can judge if the news/content is reliable; (2) it provides context — giving a quick history of Dengvaxia fiasco — for the public to recall the story and facts; and (3) it presents not only the side of the government but as well as the Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia, regarding the Dengvaxia risk.

  18. 2018 5th Media Monitor (BONUS: Anniversary of the 1986 People’s Uprising)

    Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/971568/edsa-fake-news-asec-mocha-uson-chided-for-online-post)

    PPI: “I shall not, in any manner, ridicule, cast aspersions on, or degrade any person by reason of sex, creed, religious belief, political conviction, cultural and ethnic origin.”

    Although Mocha Uson did do something outrageous (creating a poll in her famous blog asking her followers if they thought the Edsa People Power was just a product of fake news), the last bit of the article mentioning her past life as a sex icon, to me, was unnecessary. The attack was personal.

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