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Journalism is not for the faint-hearted. And the technophobic.

November 24, 2012

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It takes hard work as well as courage to be a journalist. Some people think that being a journalist is simply writing, going to events and reporting about it, hauling out a politician’s dirty laundry, and doing not a lot of maths. Journalism is not just reporting whatever is going on. Journalists are the watchdogs […]

Bottomline: don’t do something fishy.

November 24, 2012

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The May 2013 Philippine Elections is only six months away. That’s about 25 weeks. Registered voter? Check. Already know who to vote for? Maybe yes, maybe no. We are still in the “getting-to-know-you” stage of our many suitors. Next year will be the official start of campaign period (we will touch up on this later), […]

Class activity: It would be fun, they said.

November 17, 2012

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Two words: Haggardo Versoza. It was a normal Saturday morning perfect for surfing the Internet while waiting for class to start. I was happily answering this weird personality test when the class was tasked via Facebook to brush up on the FOI (Freedom of Information) Bill and get some pretty good sources about it. So […]

The Fate of the Freedom of Information Bill.

November 17, 2012

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Transparency. That is one of the promises of our President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. In accordance to the “Daang Matuwid”, a careful monitoring of our government officials will hopefully put Philippine government towards the proverbial straight road. The Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill gives every Filipino citizen the right to weed out cheating politicians, or […]

Computer, assist me in reporting.

November 17, 2012

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High-techy-techy. Penny from The Big Bang Theory pretty much sums up my assumptions about this course. I was not really planning on taking J 116. Its course title, Computer-Assisted Reporting, makes me think of how much I didn’t like my “Computer” subjects in my grade school and high school days. Not that I completely sucked […]