Contemporary period in philippine journmalism for students
JCBlaise Cruz Presents...CONTEMPORARY PERIOD IN PHILIPPINEJOURNALISM AND BROADCAST MEDIA
PHILIPPINE CONTEMPORARY PERIODAfter the Marcos’ administration by the First PeoplePower Administration, the press was once again freed,and an influx of periodicals which was a result of therepression. At this time, most of the stories showedabout Marcos, and the damage he left in our country. Ifnot for Journalism, the Philippines would not haveknown until years later that he made Billions of Debts,which in turn Corazon Aquino was to manage. At thistime, Journalism made one of it’s most crucial roles.The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, ManilaStandard, and Business World were born at this period.
Significant Changes and advances have taken place.Media became a central venue for sensitive issues likedeath penalty, charter change, and other issues beforethe EDSA revolution that have been not, or minimallycovered. Investigative reports have led to furtherinvestigations , have changed transparency, and havereduced transparency in judiciary, legislative, andexecutive branches in the government.
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Developments at these times are attributed to thefollowing organizations of the state:•Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism –Creates rigorous researches on affairs of the state.•Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility – Aimsupgrade the state of journalism by giving workshopsand seminars to the public•Philippine Press Institute – Conducts trainings andsponsors the Annual Community Press Awards thatrecognizes provincial newspapers and periodicals; and,•Asian Institute of journalism and communication –which conducts graduate studies in Journalism andmedia research, interim training, and policy advocacy.
THE START OF A NEW REPUBLICMedia has been a great influence upon people, usingforms of broadcast media, radio, and television, and ofcourse, periodicals to deliver the truth about Marcos.Towards the end to the People Power Revolution,Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino became the catalyst forchange, along with the help of allies, whom voicescannot be heard without Media. Radio Veritas andDZRH played important roles, even when Veritas wasdestroyed and their transmitters are turned down, theystill found other solutions against Marcos. At the startof the 5th republic, Media paved the way for social andeconomic development.
TRANSITIONS THAT MEDIA UNDERGOStarting from the development of blogs and socialnetworks, the internet has been the next portal fornews, latest from local to foreign. Media has went tobroadcast in televisions, are now better and has beenrevolutionized to meet the needs of people. Otherperiodicals have supplied necessary information to themajority of the population in the Philippines. Socialnetworking has paved the way for even minors andnormal citizens to give their insights and vies on news,and of course, help understand and spread unbiassednews.
SOCIAL OPINION MATTERS NOWCitizen Journalists, normal people who start blogs orwrite posts on social issues, started springing nowadays.These days, everyone’s opinions can be voiced out bysimply opinionating. Citizen Journalists are importantthese days to spread news and to raise public awarenessof social needs and problems, to help create solutionsto moral dillemas, and other local, and governmentproblems.
PROBLEMS JOURNALISTS ARE FACINGDespite all the advances in Journalism and the freedomwe have as journalists, there are still problems we face:• Discrimination and Abuse – Philippines has beennamed as one of the worst places to promote andexercise the art of journalism, for killings have beendone, by the actions of government officials andmovements of guerrillas. Because of this,governmental and political opinion has been tighterthese days. Over 123 journalists have been killed since1986.• Freedom – Sometimes, a journalist is prohibited andat cases, are sued for covering news and other currentevents by recording and noting of an event.
Now, Please View the Video again, on July5, 2012 (THURSDAY), and be ready forthe quiz on the same day! :D