Cebu media council: Magsanoc, a model for prov’l journalists

December 27,2015 - 12:12 AM

LETTY Jimenez-Magsanoc was not just the editor in chief of the Inquirer but also embodied the ideals that provincial journalists aspire for.

This was the statement of the Cebu Citizens-Press Media Council, an organization of both media and non-media members.

“To community journalists particularly, she embodied the ideals of journalism they could aspire for: her newsroom leadership, her courage in resisting repression inthe dark days of martial law, and her passion and creativity in steering the “Inquirer” to its enviable place in the industry,” said Pachico A. Seares, CCPC executive director.

“She knew her power to set the agenda, which Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham says is deciding what to print and what not to print, but she used it fearlessly and responsibly for what she believed was for public good,” he added.

The CCPC was organized in 2001 as a forum to discuss media industry issues, to protect press freedom, look into complaints from readers, and enhance the sense of accountability of journalists.

Its 15-member board includes editors in chief of all Cebu dailies, representatives of the academe, broadcast industry and civic-business leaders. The current president is Dr. Pureza Oñate.

Cebu Daily News is a founding member of the CCPC and a member of the Inquirer Group whose flagship is the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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