Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help

I regularly experiment with open source scripts and programs for possible features in Sun.Star Cebu‘s Cybercafe page. At times, I’d find programs that can be used to improve a newsroom’s system or the way a journalist works with the PC. During a recent chat in an online course I’m taking, we discussed the open sourceContinue reading “Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help”

Sun.Star Cebu named Newspaper of the Year

The newspaper I work for has been voted Newspaper of the Year in the Rotary Club of Manila National Journalism Awards. This is Sun.Star Cebu‘s third award from the Rotary Club of Manila. Sun.Star Cebu was named Regional Newspaper of the Year in 1990 and 2003. Pachico A. Seares, Sun.Star Cebu editor-in-chief, said this isContinue reading “Sun.Star Cebu named Newspaper of the Year”

Saved from a headline disaster

Last week I handled a page containing the story of how policemen were able to arrest a rape suspect after identifying him through documents found in a wallet he dropped at the crime scene. I laid out the page and wrote this headline for the story: Dropped wallet leads cops to rape suspect It wasContinue reading “Saved from a headline disaster”

Pope John Paul II book

Sun.Star Cebu yesterday received its copy of Pope John Paul II, a compilation of newspaper front pages on the death of the first truly global pontiff. The book prints front pages of newspaper around the world selected by the Poynter Institute. Here’s the book cover and here’s the page where Sun.Star Cebu’s front page isContinue reading “Pope John Paul II book”

PCIJ shines through blog

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is an institution in Philippine media. PCIJ writers have written some of the best investigative reports on social issues and governance in the country. Check out these stories: link 1, link 2 and link 3. PCIJ has also been responsible for the training of scores of journalists, manyContinue reading “PCIJ shines through blog”

“The page one pope”

Sun.Star Cebu‘s page one story on the death of Pope John Paul II is included in a book reprinting the front pages of newspapers from around the world. The collection, according to Amazon‘s book description edited by Poynter, “includes 144 reproductions of front pages from newspapers in the United States plus major newspapers from aroundContinue reading ““The page one pope””

Sun.Star Davao wins 4 Community Press Awards

Sun.Star Davao and Sun.Star Davao Weekend dominated this year’s Philippine Press Institute (PPI)-Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Annual Community Press Awards. Here are excerpts of the Sun.Star Cebu story on the awards. In the daily category, Sun.Star Davao was adjudged Best Edited Paper, Best in Business & Economic Reporting, and Best in Photojournalism. In the weekly category,Continue reading “Sun.Star Davao wins 4 Community Press Awards”