Are you ready to change?

Change has been the battle cry of almost every political leader who wishes to occupy Malacanang. Former President Ferdinand Marcos was booted out of the Palace due to the public’s clamour for change from the military regime where human rights violations were aplenty and corruption was massive.

Former President Fidel Ramos was elected president with the promise of restoring civic order after the several coup attempts and uprising during the administration of former President Corazon Aquino. The Ramos administration restored civil liberty and government stability. Continue reading

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Tweeting the news

A friend of mine once asked me if I tweet (haven’t heard of Twitter yet)? Told her, do I look like a bird? And she just simply laughed at me and said, “No, what I mean is, do you have a Twitter account?” “Ahhh, ok, I don’t have, but what is that?

Wikipedia defines Twitter as a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. The tweets or the message are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – known as followers – who have subscribed to them.

But why should we tweet? What for? Continue reading

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New tools, challenges refine media landscape

CEBU CITY — Mass communication, media companies, and media landscapes are changing.

Media is facing incredible challenges today with pressure coming from everywhere. Part of the reason is technology.

Technology is changing the way news is delivered, the way it is gathered, and the way a story is told. It has provided new reportorial tools that have revolutionized journalism.<b>(more)</b>

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Media Convergence: Singapore Model

Mildred V. Galarpe
Asia Journalism Fellowship

From the time the Mission Press printed Singapore’s first newspaper, Singapore Chronicle, in January 1824, Singapore’s press has been through major challenges – technology, economics and politics.

Technology is always changing and moving forward and economics comes with the proper utilization of technology. Laws and regulations make a difference in a country’s media environment — its evolution, growth and maturity. Continue reading

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AJF Fellows

Fourteen journalists from all parts of Asia are all in Singapore for the Asia Journalism Fellowship.

Today they are learning how to use online tools courtesy of Jeremy Wagstaff

Syed Murtaza Razvi, a very respected journalist from Pakistan speaks for the Fellows

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Getting to know ur fone

Jeremy Wagstaff teaches Asian journalists how to use mobile phones to help in their work.

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Tinkers

Journalists busy tinkering the mobile phones

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