Examples of trigger warnings for persons with depression, grief, anxiety disorder, bipolarism, etc: Best practices by universities, professors, media organizations

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FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS OF MARICHU LAMBINO: Examples of trigger warnings for persons with depression, grief, anxiety disorder, bipolarism, etc: Best practices by universities, professors, media organizations
      Seeing that my classes are almost fully booked as follows:
J101, THE FIRST TO BE FULLY BOOKED in the first two days of enlistment: WITH FOUR SECTIONS BEING HANDLED BY DIFFERENT FACULTY MEMBERS who are probably more competent than i am,  THIS SECTION IS THE FIRST TO BE FILLED UP. Such irony. A trigger warning was posted for this class. The course (fundamentals of journalism: straight news and crime reporting) involves police crime reporting including the viewing and analysis of crime scenes, viewing of scenes at the morgue, scenes involving dead bodies and persons who were killed under violent circumstances such as the drug war; plus: on-the-spot reporting and production of crime news reports onsite; collective assessment and criticism of students’ work; recitation; difficult exams, strict rules on classroom etiquette such as putting mobile devices on silent mode, no talking during exams, etc.) A trigger warning was posted by the handling faculty as follows: The rigors of this class/section does not render it ideal for persons nursing a condition that requires professional psychiatric help or medication. i took down the trigger warning because some students may have felt they were being barred or “barricaded” or discriminated against. Probably a misreading by some since there was no such barring or exclusion or barricading or discrimination. It was a trigger warning: The posting of trigger warnings is practised by universities, colleges, professors, and media organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.

     Ironically, this class and section is the first to be filled up in the first two days of said trigger warning: Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante. (The response from students actually enlisted/enlisting is gladdening.). This group is the most intelligent of their batch. 

Following best practices here in the U.S. and in universities worldwide (nandito po ako across the Pacific Ocean (nagsagwan po 🙂 i paddled my way here)  examining  best practices of universities and colleges, and by professors, which include the use of trigger warnings in their courses), and using the contributed work of students through this assignment, a trigger warning based on results submitted by students will be typed up in the syllabus of this section and those of other courses stated here. The debate on trigger warnings in the U.S. and worldwide is in the opposite direction: Advocates of trigger warnings seek to warn and alert persons experiencing certain conditions so they can protect themselves or avoid the situation while those who oppose trigger warnings object to overprotection of young people or of persons facing certain conditions and challenges and want all kinds of materials and speakers “relevant” to be introduced/ viewed/ listened to.
       Media Law, C120 two sections of several sections being handled by different faculty members who are probably better lawyers and profs than i am: running total for me: 47 students enlisted and still running, the largest total number in the CRS (computerized registration system) for this course (Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante: Students are more intelligent than you think as can be seen in the way they choose and appreciate as shown by the numbers, data, statistics.  this group has got to be the most intelligent crop of students in the university. )
        Media Ethics C110 (1 of 4 sections being handled by different faculty members who probably have more expertise than i do: 26 students and still running, the largest number running at present in CRS for this course (Nakakatuwa naman sila, kahit gabi na ang section na ito, 4pm to 7pm, ako pa rin ang pinili. This group of students are the smartest on earth).
… seeing that the J101 class is already fully booked and the other courses being handled by blog admin have the largest number in CRS: the following is a heads-up on the first assignment for submission online (deadline: during the second meeting of classes, a window or blog post will be opened for each section for posting of their results for the assignment): ASSIGNMENT: Please submit ten examples of trigger warnings used by universities, colleges, and professors, and by media organizations for persons experiencing certain conditions such as depression, grief, anxiety disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or simply a past trauma, bipolarism, tendency toward self-injury (cutting, etc.), and other similar conditions. The deadline for submission is the day before the second meeting — as the best examples will be used in writing the trigger warning for this course. In other words, we will collectively write the trigger warning for the course. For your contribution to the work: This is worth ten points: Do not copy the work of your classmates (thus, those who submit first have an advantage.). If you copied the work of your classmate for this assignment, i will give you the benefit of the doubt that you did not understand the instruction, and will not file a case of plagiarism (but only for this time because it is the first assignment), HOWEVER, you will not be given any points for posting duplicate work whether wittingly or unwittingly. If you already have the materials right now and the window for our section is not yet open, you may use this window or blog post (type in the comments section below). Please use a pseudonym or a student number as this is a public site, then submit your name and pseudonym to the assistant. Marami pong salamat!

 

Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after nerve-wracking exam

Diliman News Update: Media Ethics class members suffer major meltdown after a nerve-wracking media-content-exam yesterday at the Phil Star room. As of presstime, they are being held at an asylum with their prof. 

(photo shot yesterday, 12 May 2017, by a witness, Christine, who reported the incident to the Chancellor.)      

     Settings, device (phone camera), and email by Stephen Karl Quizon

10th Media Monitor 1st class or 7th Bonus (last bonus) here

10th Media Monitor

of the first class,

or 7th Bonus (last bonus) here

        For the first class: The 10th Media Monitor, or any bonus not yet submitted, can be posted here.
       The 7th and last bonus is on the coverage of any May Day event 2017 or Labor Day 2017, or events related to Labor Day on, before, or after May 1, 2017 (any news, feature story, interview- analysis, photo essay, video docu, etc).
       Deadline: May 3 at 12 noon.

       Reminder: All presenters who have not reported must be ready next week. Any presenter whose name is called and is not ready will get a score of zero.
        Exams will push thru as scheduled after next week.
        Happy long weekend and Labor Day everyone!

Lucky 8 and Lucky 9

 8th and 9th Media Monitor
For the NXT class: The 8th Media Monitor and the 9th Media Monitor can be submitted here , preferably in one post for ease of checking and recording. They can cover media content from the previous two weeks, to the present week, up to next week — or media content for the period April 4- 27, with deadline on April 27 at 12:00 noon. Bonuses not yet posted apply.
So, in sum:
Two posts can be submitted for this window : They can either be
1)two regular media monitor,
                 or
2) one regular and one bonus,
                    or
3) two bonuses). (choose one pair from these three pairs — or you can just post one media monitor if you’re not up to it. Next week’s window will already be the 10th Media Monitor, i.e., any post not submitted is considered a forfeit.).

    For obvious reasons, and for orderly submission of work, please put the title, “8th Media Monitor” on your work, and “9th Media Monitor” on the second one, if any. If submitting a Bonus, indicate so in the title: Do not re-assign a new number to the Bonus but follow the number it was given here, regardless of how many bonuses you have previously submitted or have not submitted; then state the topic.
Schedules and exams will push thru as discussed in class.

      Luck belongs to the prepared: Happy viewing and reading ∗ ∴ ∗ ∴∗∴ ∗

(UPDATED) Lucky 8 & 9: 8th & 9th Media Monitor here #UniversityofthePhilippines #UPDiliman

(UPDATED) Lucky 8 and Lucky 9:

The 8th and the 9th Media Monitor

(UPDATED April 21: For obvious reasons, and for orderly submission of work, please put the title, “8th Media Monitor” on your work; and “9th Media Monitor” on the second one, if any. If submitting a Bonus, indicate so in the title: Do not re-assign a new number to the Bonus but follow the number it was given here, regardless of how many bonuses you have previously submitted or have not submitted; then state the topic.) …

          For the first class: The 8th Media Monitor and the 9th Media Monitor can be submitted here , preferably in one post for ease of checking and recording.

     They can cover media content from the previous two weeks, to the present week, up to next week, or media content for the period April 3- 26, with deadline on April 26 at 12:00 noon. Bonuses not yet posted apply.

     So, in sum:

     Two posts can be submitted for this window : They can either be

     1)two regular media monitor,

                                 or

      2) one regular and one bonus,

                                 or 

       3) two bonuses).   (choose one pair from these three — or you can just post one if you’re not up to it. Next week’s window will already be the 10th Media Monitor, i.e., any post not submitted is considered a forfeit.).

     Happy counting-your-lucky-stars ∗ ∴ ∗ ∴∗∴ ∗

NXT class 7th Media Monitor (with option for the 6th Bonus)

     For the NXT class only: The Seventh Media Monitor , regular or bonus, can be posted here, with deadline extended to Thursday March 30 at 10am.

     A bonus not yet posted can be submitted on any week provided only one post per week will be credited.
The Sixth Bonus is: as described in the group email sent/ that would be sent to you (please open your email inbox at 10am today).       

        Happy “Week- of- Solidarity- with- the- Peoples-  Struggling- Against- Racism- and- Racial Discrimination”!

University of the Philippines Diliman Communication and Media Ethics student Jeriah questions the “G” rating of the 2017 
“Beauty and the Beast” by the MTRCB

“Written by Jeriah
“10 hours ago

“https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.js[6TH MEDIA MONITOR]
        “Beauty and the Beast is a fantasy-musical live adaptation of the Disney classic which was released in cinemas nationwide. It follows the story of a prince who is trapped inside the body of a beast, who can only go back to his true form when he experiences true love. The film was rated G, or General Audiences, by the MTRCB. According to their standards, this is what constitutes a G rating:
      “ “A film classified as “G” shall, in the judgment of the Board, meet the following criteria:
      “ “Theme – The film should not contain violence, threat, abuse, horror, or other themes that may cause fear or disturbance to a young child’s mind.
       “ “Language – The film may contain dialogue or other word representations beyond polite language, but profane, offensive, and sexually-suggestive language or gestures shall not be allowed.
        “ “Nudity – The film may contain occasional, as well as natural non-sexual nudity.
       “ “Sex – The film cannot contain and depict sexual activity.
       “ “Violence – The depiction of any violence must be mild, brief, infrequent, and unlikely to cause undue anxiety or fear to young children.

(blog admin’s note: the first youtube video (audio only) below is Dan Stevens, the actor who plays “Beast” in the movie, singing “Evermore”—  voice and tone is, surprisingly, not bad, not bad at all 🙂 . The Soundcloud pod on autoplay (which you heard a few moments ago) is Josh Groban rendering the same song. The second youtube video at the foot of this post is Josh Groban, live, rendering the same song. Dan Stevens was never known as a professional singer but his rendition of the song is darker, has more emotional content (i think), and even has some slight “growls” on two or three notes.  Josh Groban is strong, sturdy, and riveting and reverberating on the high notes (i think). File photo shot by Jan Lester Lambino when he was ten years old. Jeriah’s commentary on the rating continues below the vid…) 

       “ “Horror – The depiction of horror and frightening scenes should be mild, brief, infrequent, and unlikely to cause undue anxiety or fear to young children.

      “ “Drugs – There shall be no depiction of, or reference to, prohibited drugs or their use.” “Personally, I believe that Beauty and the Beast did not deserve this rating because although it seems innocent and that it does not feature malicious themes, whether it be sex, drugs, violence, nudity, language, or horror, it probably deserved a PG rating. Arguments for it being a G-rated film include its treatment of romance not being of sexual nature and was “innocent”. There was no nudity in the film.                            

      “However, some might contest this because there were two uses and variations of the word “Damn”, and from my personal observation, it might be a violation of the Language part of the guidelines set by the MTRCB.            

          “Also, some might say that it may violate the Horror aspect as well, because of the presence of the Beast character, but the producers made sure that the film was not scary.

          “Some more contentions against the G rating include what some may say are violent scenes, such as villagers trying to kill the Beast and wolves attacking people. Also, a controversy that surrounds the film is its inclusion of homosexual characters, especially because it is marketed towards children. In my opinion, the presence of gay characters do not constitute a higher rating, but in a dominantly Catholic country, it is a surprise that the controversy has not been a big one in our country.

            “In conclusion, I would like to say that Beauty and the Beast probably deserved a PG rating over a G rating. In the US, their classification and review board for films, the Motion Picture Association of America, rated the movie PG for “frightening images, peril and action violence.” I agree with their decision and only because of those reasons, not because of the inclusion of gay characters.” (written by Jeriah)

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