9th Media Monitor (either regular or bonus)here. Add bonus topics: FB as purveyor of fake news/ FB privacy breach; a movie review

The 9th Media Monitor, either regular or  bonus, can be posted here, with deadline on Wednesday 5pm.

    The  following are additional bonus topics that any class member can choose from in addition to the list of bonus topics already given, provided that no bonus theme or topic can be repeated; a “repeated” bonus theme/topic (the second “repeated”) will be considered a regular media monitor  and not a bonus:

   Additional bonus topics:

    Bonus media monitor of any news, feature, explanatory, investigative, analysis, opinion-editorial of Facebook as primary purveyor of fake news (from mid-2017 to the current period), or of the privacy breach in a massive scale (87 million FB accounts) committed by Facebook (from the current period of the last two months).

   Bonus media monitor: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days. The review should be original, the “reviewer” should have personally viewed the movie. In connection with the class topics, pls focus on the correctness or the appropriateness of the rating, using the content and based on the standards and illustration/examples discussed in class.

In reply to sprtan17:
if this (what you embedded under the congressional hearing post) is a media monitor, kindly embed it in the media monitor post the link for which had been given to all class members, in addition to being visible to all in giant font on the first page. This will not be recorded under the media monitor post. Second, if the ratings as discussed in class two weeks ago (as indicated in the instructions) is not applied, the score is zero. If this is a bonus media monitor on movie review (which requires a discussion of the ratings as discussed in class), the score is ZERO for the reasons stated here (not based on ratings as discussed in class two weeks ago, as stated in the instructions).

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17 thoughts on “9th Media Monitor (either regular or bonus)here. Add bonus topics: FB as purveyor of fake news/ FB privacy breach; a movie review

  1. 2018 9th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: DRUG WAR)

    KBP Code of Ethics for the Broadcast Media

    Sec. 4. NEWS SOURCES

    Only news that can be attributed to a source shall be aired. When a source cannot be identified by name, the reason for this should be made clear in the news report.
    News sources must be clearly identified, except when confidentiality of the source was a condition for giving the information.
    Article: 7 patay sa drug ops sa Semana Santa

    http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/02/18/7-patay-sa-drug-ops-sa-semana-santa

    The article above shows good practice of the provisions provided from the KBP Code of Ethics. The source of the information – PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa – was clearly given. It is important that the source of the news be disclosed as this serves as an additional influence of the information’s reliability for its readers.

    In summary, the news confirms 7 people killed and 811 arrested under the anti-drug campaign of the administration.

  2. 2018 9th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Privacy breach in a massive scale (87 million FB accounts) committed by Facebook.)

    PPI Journalist’s Code of Ethics:

    I shall scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis. I recognize the duty to air the other side and the duty to correct substantive errors promptly.
    I shall refrain from writing reports which will adversely affect a private reputation unless the public interest justifies it. At the same time, I shall fight vigorously for public access to information, as provided for in the Constitution.

    Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach
    http://technology.inquirer.net/74497/facebook-says-87-million-may-affected-data-breach

    The news published in the technology new section of Inquirer.net based from the first cited code of ethic because the facts reported by Inquirer were all first hand information that came from Zuckerberg himself. Privacy breach is an alarming issue, especially if it consists of an estimate of 87 million people from around the world. Multiple private information from millions of people could have been illegally received and could be used to the advantage of the wrong people. Going back to how the article was written, it was presented in a very organically factual matter, consisting only of the important information that the public must need to know right away, especially those that may be affected. At the same time, Zuckerberg’s statements were clearly stated.

    Next, the news section was also properly written from the second cited code of ethic because Mark Zucekrberg is a public figure, with massive influence over millions of people. At the same time, as the head of Facebook, he also has the responsibility to keep safe the information of its users. That said, it was proper that this news was written, and Zuckerberg was identified, because as a public figure with great responsibility over private information of Facebook users, he needs to be held accountable for possible mishaps and disasters that a privacy breach can cause.

  3. 2018 9th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Privacy breach in a massive scale (87 million FB accounts) committed by Facebook.)

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

    “Facebook overhauls privacy settings amid data breach outcry”
    http://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/03/29/18/facebook-overhauls-privacy-settings-amid-data-breach-outcry

    This article is a good practice of the provision because it details why the social media juggernaut, Facebook, is reworking its privacy settings. It was revealed that millions of users’ data was used in the 2016 presidential campaign of US President, Donald Trump. There was no consent on the side of the user, which makes this story even more alarming, as Facebook just gave the private information of its users for political gain. Facebook is undeniably one of the most popular social media websites today, and its reach is beyond measurable, but when a user’s private information is being given out to others, that breaks the privacy agreement made between the user and Facebook. This social media website is embedded into the daily life of an average person, and it should follow that one’s private information should stay private, and not be given to any undesirable people.

  4. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Dengvaxia

    SPJ Code
    “Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possiblepossible 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.”

    Article:
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/980855/doh-list-of-dengvaxia-deaths-grows

    This article is a good practice of the provisions cited above. Since Dengvaxia issue has put a scare to the public, the article has given update on the issue. It mentioned who is credible to give update on the issue, which is DOH. It has also mentioned that DOH will get the results of the study after a few weeks, which will make the public informed of whatever is the cause of the deaths of the children.

    Also, the article has cited context of the stories related to dengvaxia. This is important since the public might had forgotten or misrepresented dengvaxia as the cause of the reported fatalities of these children who have inoculated with it.

  5. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days

    Film: Ready Player One
    MTRCB rating: PG

    Ready Player One is a dystopian science fiction film about an electronic, video game universe where humans of the world try to upgrade their personal characters as lucratively as possible. The movie was reliant on stunning special effects as well as generations of popular culture blended together in a single interwoven narrative about gaining control of the cybernetic universe called The Oasis. First and foremost, the MTRCB definitely bestowed the appropriate rating on this film. This can be said given that it had mild violence and mild expletives in it, but nothing that can be considered as mature. The film was very enjoyable and the special effects were brilliant. Furthermore, the pop culture references really made it interesting and relatable. However, it’s main weakness was a lack in character development for the secondary characters, which deterred the plot towards the end. All in all, however, I would still definitely recommend this film for anyone looking for a pop culture fix and a general fun time.

  6. 2018 9th Media Monitor

    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days

    Title of the film: Call me by your name
    MTRCB Rating: R-16

    The film Call Me By Your Name is a gay-themed love story of a seventeen year old guy who fell in love with his father’s research assistant in archaeology. The story revolves around Elio (mostly) who seeks acceptance and love in the entire film.

    No violence, horror, or drugs in the film. I think the primary basis of the R-16 rating given by the MTRCB is the sexual activities depicted in the movie. The kissing scenes and the sexual innuendos are within the context and necessary for the progress of the story although the kissing scenes are a bit lengthy, around 30 seconds.

    Overall, I agree with the R-16 rating of the MTRCB.

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM

  7. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days.

    Film: Baby Driver
    Release Date: 2017
    Director: Edgar Wright

    Baby Driver is a 2017 action-crime film. It was nominated in three categories in 90th Academy Awards. The film is all about a guy who were forced to work as a getaway driver for a top-dog criminal. The film heavily relied on good soundtrack and musical score, given that the main character’s persona relied on music to fix his hearing impairment temporarily. I think that MTRCB gave the right rating, R-13, to this film. Despite of being an action-crime film, the film used swear words but infrequent. Even though it is a crime film, the depiction violence is not very graphic. Since the main character was involved in criminal activities, the build up of the story eventually showed the character development of the main character, exposing his childhood up to his life in prison showing that he’s trying to make himself better. To sum it up, this film executed a good crime film without sacrificing the promotion of good values. It is a very fun and exciting film to watch.

  8. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days

    Film: Red Sparrow (2018)
    MTRCH rating: R-16

    Red Sparrow is an American spy thriller film which revolves around a former Russian ballerina named Dominika Egorova who is recruited to join a Russian Intelligence Service like the CIA. She undergoes challenging trainings and missions. Her first mission as a Russian agent is to target a CIA agent and doing so shakes the government and security of both the nations.

    The narrative of the film was very good because it really showed how things came about and the progression of the story as well as the character development of each one. The fight scenes were intense and the suspense as to whose side she was really on kept me on my toes.

    I agree with the R-16 rating given by MTRCB. The language used consisted of a few swear words. There was also a short scene of frontal nudity and sexual activity being implied or depicted. Violence was also present given that it was a spy thriller film, there was a shot of a man being choked to death and a man being shot in the head. Thus, the rating was very much called for. However, just like the MTRCB guidelines of R-16 rating, the visuals and sounds mentioned above were not gratuitous and all were justified by the context and the narrative of the film.

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmUL6wMpMWw

  9. 2018 9th Media Monitor (Regular)

    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.”

    The article is named people that were arrested in a drug raid, and one of them involves a policeman. The article immediately names the policeman, and the other civilians involved, except a 13-year-old boy. The article is a good practice of the above provision.

  10. 2018 9th Media Monitor (Regular)

    Cops among 10 arrested in raid on QC drug den (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/981274/cop-among-10-arrested-in-raid-on-qc-drug-den)

    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.”

    The article is named people that were arrested in a drug raid, and one of them involves a policeman. The article immediately names the policeman, and the other civilians involved, except a 13-year-old boy. The article is a good practice of the above provision.

  11. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days.

    Film: Coco
    Release date: 2017
    Director: Lee Unkrich

    Coco is an animated film set in Mexico, focusing on the child Miguel’s love for music and his family’s generations-old hatred and banning of it. Due to mystical events on the Day of the Dead, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead, wherein he aspires to prove himself to his believed great-great grandfather and successful musician, Ernesto dela Cruz, so he can go back to the Land of the Living.

    The MTRCB gave the film a fitting rating of G, as its themes of family values and music are very family-friendly and appropriately culturally-rich, that even a child may watch it alone. Although the subjects of death and betrayal are touched upon, these are clearly and carefully addressed in the film as devices to explain the Mexican culture, to not induce any form of trauma. The language used is appropriate, there is no nudity, no sex, no drugs, and the violence and horror (if one would consider the colorful skeletons) are mild, brief, infrequent, and unlikely to cause undue anxiety or fear to young children. The best parts of the movie are the songs, which are catchy, friendly, non-offensive, and pulls on the heartstrings of the audiences as these reflect the history and feelings of the characters.

  12. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days.

    Film: Interstellar
    Release Date: 2014
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dsqrL4gvHA

    Interstellar is a film about a father who left his children in order to join an expedition to save his children and the humanity from extinction. When they discovered that the expedition was all a sham, the astronauts were at loss on what to do but they still continued in finding the answer. Eventually, Mr. Cooper found the solution to the problem and guided his daughter, Murphy Cooper to answer the problem. In the end, Murphy has answered th problem and she was able to find a new “home” and was able to save humankind.

    The MTRCB had given the film a rating of PG or Parental Guidance as the film has themes which are quite complicated to understood by children below 13 years of age alone. It conveyed themes of family separation (the father leaving his children) and complicated scienctific themes and subjects like possible human extinction but the film still showed social values like loving your family and sacrificing for the good of everyone. The language used was appropriate for children. There were no nudity and no depiction of sexual activity and only minimal violence was shown. All in all, I agree to the PG rating that MTRCB had given.

  13. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    BONUS: Facebook as purveyor of fake news

    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/sickening-proof-facebook-remains-americas-single-biggest-purveyor-fake-news

    This article shows that facebook is a platform of disseminating fake news. The social networking site has already 2.2 billion active users by the last quarter of 2017. Thanks to the popularity of facebook, fake news creators used this to spread fake news. The particular article of alternet also discusses how fake news (on facebook) helped shape the results of the last elections in United States.

    Aspiring Filipino politicians or influential people are maximizing the use of facebook to advance their platform and/or propaganda. Articles, fake or not, made by anyone, on facebook, can spread like wildfire. Because sharing everything on facebook is just one click away, people share articles even if they were not able to read the content. A lot of people as well are easily hooked by fake news sites posing as legit or genuine source of news.

    Government and non-government organizations, as well as concerned individuals, are fighting these fake news by educating the public to be responsible in the things they share on social media and by avoiding to be gullible by counter-checking the “facts” they see over the internet. Truly, internet is a powerful tool, it can either construct or destruct.

  14. 2018 9th Media Monitor (BONUS Title: Privacy breach in a massive scale (87 million FB accounts) committed by Facebook.)

    PPI code of Ethics: “I shall scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts nor to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis. I recognize the duty to air the other side and the duty to correct substantive errors promptly.”

    Link: http://technology.inquirer.net/73831/technology-facebook-social-media-data-breach-donald-trump-cambridge-analytica-mark-zuckerberg-google-twitter

    The article above entitiled, “Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom” shows a good practice of journalism ethics because the article was able to relay the facts without omitting any vital info or over emphasizing any details regarding the Facebook data breach fiasco. Furthermore, the article aired all sides including the US Senate, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and even Google and Twitter. In sum, the article has a fair and balanced take on the issue.

  15. 2018 9th Media Monitor (BONUS)
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days

    Film: Star Wars Episode 8: The Force Awakens
    MTRCB rating: R-13 rating

    The eighth sequel to the Star Wars Saga features a continuation of the fight of the rebellion against the dark side of the force. It features the main protagonist, Rey who seeks for guidance from Luke Skywalker, a Jedi master who loses the will to continue the fight due to his failure to train a whole new generation of Jedi; killed by Kylo Ren, his nephew. It revolves around a family, the Skywalkers.

    However, what I found most disturbing was a plot where killing of family members was included. The repetition of the intent to kill Leia by his son Kylo Ren was featured. A scene where Kylo Ren supposedly wanted to kill his uncle Luke. A lot of violent scenes were also featured an highlighted. From killings to abuse of children. It was really full of violent scenes,

    Thus, I think that the rating should be increased. I think this happened due to its production company, Lucas Arts under Disney which focuses on children.

  16. 2018 9th Media Monitor (Regular)
    SPJ : Journalists should:
    -Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.

    UPCAT 2018 results out by end of April (http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/11/18/upcat-2018-results-out-by-end-of-april)

    This is a good practice by ABS-CBN as they interviewed a credible person for verified information about the much awaited UPCAT 2018 results. ABSCBN interviewed UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr.

  17. 2018 9th Media Monitor
    Bonus: Your own movie review of any film you have seen in the last 30 days

    Movie: The Matrix (1999)
    Rating: R-13

    The Matrix is a science fiction action film that tells about another dimension which is “the matrix” which the character can enter through their mind. The plot revolves around Neo, the One, and their rebellion aimed to save the world from the selfish controls of the “agents”.

    The rating is appropriate for the content of the film. Not only does the film have a lot of fight scenes, it also has a general theme that is confusing. The film is rather philosophical as it shows the existence of an alternative world that is controlled solely by the mind. It has concepts and dialogues that employ philosophical themes that may be confusing to younger audiences.

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