Duterte’s tirades vs. media take highest office to ‘historic low’— CMFR

04/01/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s expletive-laden attacks on the media have brought the presidency to a historic low, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) said on Friday. “Made publicly and without any bases whatsoever, the president’s allegations…

Student journalists and the future of community news

Ryan Macasero 03/25/2017

While many aspiring journalists nationwide look to the capital to cover national events unfold, I did the opposite. I was already with a national news outlet and decided late 2015 that national news, listening to politicians repeat…

Cite your (credible) sources

Ryan Macasero 03/18/2017

“Cite your sources.” High school and college teachers would repeat this over and over and over again to students writing essays or research papers until they get it right. But many elected officials in the Philippines, including…

The women journalists who taught me courage

Ryan Macasero 03/11/2017

If women journalists in the Philippines participated in the global campaign “A Day Without a Woman” for International Women’s Day this year, most newsrooms across the country would be very empty. Well, we do have a gender…

My month at CDN

Ryan Macasero 02/11/2017

After leaving my job at a local digital start-up last November, Cebu Daily News’ editor-in-chief Edralyn Benedicto invited me to come try out CDN. I was hesitant at first because I “grew up” as a journalist with…

The smell of home

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/10/2017

I tried to maintain a confident stance when I entered the Cebu Daily News building in the middle of an oppressive summer heat of 2006. I was one of the six Mass Communication students from the University…

America’s Black History Month: If Ida B. Wells were alive today

Ryan Macasero 02/04/2017

Every February, the US celebrates Black History Month. While I’m not black, I grew up learning about leaders in the black community who fought for racial equality and justice there. Long before I decided to pursue a…

Is the media ‘biased?’ Journalism in the time of Duterte

Ryan Macasero 01/07/2017

Late last year, during a question and answer portion of a journalism workshop I was speaking at in a local university, a student had asked me bluntly if journalists today were “biased.” I answered just as bluntly,…

Young Teachers’ Boot Camp

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/06/2017

Happy New Year! By the time this column goes to print, I am already at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) waiting for my flight to Manila. I was selected to be one of the 80-plus young…

Tougher days for journalism ahead

Ryan Macasero 12/31/2016

In this year’s 2016 Career Cast report, newspaper reporter had been ranked the worst job in the United States, a consistent ranking for the profession in the job site’s annual anticipated report.  This is the 3rd time…

The New York Times ‘apology’

Stephen D. Capillas 11/24/2016

I mentioned last Friday about US President-elect Donald Trump’s claim about the New York Times apologizing to him through “A Letter to the Readers” that the publication issued last Nov. 13. After reading about it on a…

Division Schools Press Conference opens in Barili

Maurice Jitty Villaester 11/15/2016

Student journalists all over Cebu gathered in Barili, south of Cebu for this year’s Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC) where they will be given different lectures on journalism and compete in different writing contest categories. DSPC 2016…

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