8th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

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    The 8th Media Monitor can be posted here (either regular or bonus), with deadline on Wednesday at 5pm March 21, 2018. There will be no media monitor next week in observance of the Holy Week after that Friday.

     Advance solemn Lent everyone.

14 thoughts on “8th Media Monitor here (regular or bonus) #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

  1. 2018 7th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Women’s Month)

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

    Uber Celebrates #DrivenWomen This Women’s Month (https://preen.inquirer.net/69702/uber-celebrates-drivenwomen-womens-month)

    This is a bad example of the provision mentioned above because it gives the for-profit organization/company a free advertisement in a nationwide publication even if unintended. There were no labels of the article being sponsored (or not) by Uber. Even if the main goal of the article is to introduce and report how the company honored “driven women” or female driver-partners, Inquirer’s readers or the audience will still get to see or read the article and the name of the for-profit organization. If there is free content online, it means that the audience is the product. Audiences are the primary product manufactured and sold by advertiser-supported media (Napoli, 2001).

    Works cited:
    Napoli, P. M. (2001). The audience product and the new media environment: Implications for the economics of media industries. International Journal on Media Management, 3(2), 66-73.

  2. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: SUPERNATURAL, PSEUDO-SCIENCE, ASTROLOGY, ETC.)

    KBP Code of Ethics for the Broadcast Media

    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.

    Article: Para sa raw na ito, Marso 15, 2018: Patnubay sa iyong kapalaran

    http://news.abs-cbn.com/life/03/15/18/para-sa-araw-na-ito-marso-15-2018-patnubay-sa-iyong-kapalaran

    The article – accompanied by a video – provided above is a good practice of KBP’s Code of Ethics Article 13.
    The text features fortune telling based on the stars. The end of the video shows the “fortuneteller” saying “Muli po, ito ay patnubay lamang ni Master Hanz, na sa inyong mga kamay nakasalalay ang inyong tagumpay”. Mentioning this is mandatory as it takes into account audiences who may be easily swayed. Overall, the article – along with the video – was careful in providing the necessary disclaimer to avoid exploitation of those who easily believe in fortune telling.

  3. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Dengvaxia)

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

    Article: Gordon vows ‘hard-hitting’ report as Senate ends Dengvaxia probe
    https://www.rappler.com/nation/198046-gordon-vows-hard-hitting-report-senate-ends-dengvaxia-probe

    This article is a good practice to the stated SPJ Code of Ethics provision because it elaborates how the Dengvaxia vaccine was purchased under the Aquino administration. Most specifically, there was a quote from the article that says: “The Department of Health, during the time of Secretary Janette Garin, launched the immunization program even before the safety trial was completed, the hearings revealed.”, detailing that the Aquino administration as well as former Secretary Janette Garin, did not fully test the validity of the product. Another insight to the good practice of the article is when the article says “Parents of children who were vaccinated with Sanofia Pasteur’s Dengvaxia also aired their concerns during the hearing that lasted almost 4 hours.”, which gave a voice to the parents of the children who were administered the vaccine, and had the unexpected result.

  4. 2018 7th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Drug War)
    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics:
    “The identities and photographs of children and women who figure in the news as victims of sexual abuse must no be printed, and details about their personal circumstances and identities must be withheld…”

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/976089/qc-cops-rescue-5-abused-teens-arrest-4-men-and-5-women-in-drug-session

    This article from inquirer is a good practice of the provision stated above. The article reported about an operation to seize a drug peddler where in policemen were able to rescue five abused teens. The four girls and one boy who were said to have been sexually abused and forced to have drugs were not named. Not mentioning the names of the minors involved in the news story was a good step to protect their identity.

  5. 2018 8th Media Monitor (Regular)

    SPJ: “Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.”

    Article: ‘Kaysa mang-echos’: Vice Ganda, Anne defend clueless Binibini who gave honest answer (http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/03/20/18/kaysa-mang-echos-vice-ganda-anne-defend-clueless-binibini-who-gave-honest-answer)

    This article is a malpractice of the above SPJ provision. The article mentions actors irrelevant to the Question and Answer issue of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 candidate Sandra Lemonon (she was not familiar to the topic of the question to her and she said so honestly). The article unnecessarily mentioned the title and segment of the noontime program where the actors commented.

  6. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Drug War)
    Expanded PPI Code of Ethics:
    “The identities and photographs of children and women who figure in the news as victims of sexual abuse must no be printed, and details about their personal circumstances and identities must be withheld…”

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/976089/qc-cops-rescue-5-abused-teens-arrest-4-men-and-5-women-in-drug-session

    This article from inquirer is a good practice of the provision stated above. The article reported about an operation to seize a drug peddler where in policemen were able to rescue five abused teens. The four girls and one boy who were said to have been sexually abused and forced to have drugs were not named. Not mentioning the names of the minors involved in the news story was a good step to protect their identity.

  7. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: SUPERNATURAL, PSEUDO-SCIENCE, ASTROLOGY, ETC.)

    KBP Code of Ethics: Sec. 2. Programs or program materials that promote or encourage occult practices, black magic, witchcraft, and similar activities are prohibited.

    Article: Billy Graham shock: Antichrist will soon be revealed as END OF THE WORLD is near

    Link: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/927376/Billy-Graham-end-of-the-world-apocalypse-antichrist-planet-x-nibiru

    This article is about famous biblical evangelist preacher Billy Graham’s beliefs the antichrist will soon begin steering society towards the end of the world. Moreover, it provides information with a tone that is encouraging of occult acts. For these reasons, this article is very poor practice of the KBP Code of Ethics provision listed there above. Apart from the article having very little empirical basis in citing information, it actively promotes acts that can be considered occult. Furthermore, it labels the end of the world and emergence of satan as an inevitable event and one that should not be feared. News outlets should be more careful about releasing articles that promote such supernatural phenomenon.

  8. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: MOCHA USON)

    SPJ Code of Ethics: Seek Truth and Report It: – 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.

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

    Mocha’s miles: 8 foreign trips in 10 months
    Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/975989/mochas-miles-8-foreign-trips-in-10-months

    Mocha Uson has been part of the executive branch of the government serving as an assistant secretary in the Presidential Communications and Operation Office (PCOO). This task and position assigned to her clearly makes her a public figure and official which puts our interest at stake. The money she uses and earns comes from the very pockets of the public. This article effectively highlights the need to watch closely with activities of public officials like her. It has become a watchdog which looks closely and carefully to properly analyze and think of possible problems or breaches. This article exhibits a great practice in reporting as it hold all officials accountable for the actions they perform. In this case, Mocha Uson. This kind of reporting helps the public keep track of the leaders and government or elected officials.

  9. 2017 8th Media Monitor (Regular)

    KBP Broadcast Code of Ethics:

    Article 17, Section 3: Public or audience participation programs shall not ridicule, diminish or demean the dignity of an individual participating in such programs.

    Pilipinas Got Talent 2018 Auditions: Jiwan Kim – Magic Trick

    I think that this episode of Pilipinas Got Talent is a violation of KBP Broadcast Code of Ethics Art. 17 Sec. 3. In this clip, a korean contestant was about to show his talent until Robin Padilla scolded and demeaned the contestant for not being able to speak in Filipino. This episode exhibits a bad example since it highlighted the hostile behavior of the judges of the show. This kind of episode should not be aired.

  10. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS: Rappler)

    Rappler to Malacañang: Don’t use power to obstruct

    https://www.rappler.com/about-rappler/about-us/196470-statement-pia-ranada-ban-malacanang-palace

    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.

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

    In my opinion, this article by Rappler explaining their stand is good practice, as it is fearless in reporting about the government’s ban and suppression of journalists’ rights to ask and report the tough questions the Filipino people ought to know the answers to.

    It also recognized and imbibed its duty to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and the government (by always reporting the other side of stories which properly critique the government dealings) especially now that it has made apparent its aim to subdue opposing media journalists despite them having proper press credentials.

  11. 8th Regular Media Monitor

    SPJ: 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 cultural differences in approach and treatment.

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/976975/teen-jumps-off-building-in-tuguegarao-city

    This news shows good practice of the provision stated above. The name of the student wasn’t mentioned in order to respect the privacy of the person. And since this news tackles a very relevant social issue, it wasn’t reported in detail since it may affect persons who share the same experience. The news showed compassion to the readers and at the same time, provided context of what happened.

  12. 2018 8th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Dengvaxia

    PPI Code of Ethics
    “Airing all sides to a conflict”

    SPJ Code
    “Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.”
    “Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that public’s business and records are open to all.”

    Article
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/647349/dbm-wants-p1-16-b-dengvaxia-refund-allocated-for-medical-aid-to-vaccine-recipients/story/?top_picks&order=1

    This article is a good application of the mentioned provisions. Since there was an action made by the major involved party, the article has said the side of Sanofi on making a refund and announcing what will be action that DBM will be doing on it. Credible sources are used as well. It is also important that the possible allocation of the refund, which came from the funds of and for the people, be cited so that the public, especially those who were affected by the Dengvaxia issue.

  13. 2018 8th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: War on Drugs)

    SPJ Code of Ethics:
    – “Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.”

    Link: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/976921/senate-may-look-into-doj-dismissal-of-drug-charges-says-gordon

    The article entitled, “Senate may look into DOJ dismissal of drug charges, says Gordon” by Inquirer.net shows a good practice of the provision above. The article was able to show the side of both parties — Senate and DOJ — regarding the dismissal of charges against drug kingpins. In an interview, the Senior Assistant Prosecutor of DOJ defended his panel’s (DOJ) recommendation to dismiss the charges because of lack of evidence. On the other hand, Senator Gordon argues that this war on drugs is fake and that there is only a war against poor.

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