Media doesn’t, media don’t

I changed the title of the post immediately preceding this from “Why mainstream media doesn’t get it” to “Why mainstream media don’t get it.” The word media, according to the Columbia Journalism Review’s (CJR) language corner, is plural. CJR, however, concedes that examples of the use of the word as singular are “practically infinite” and… Continue reading Media doesn’t, media don’t

Why mainstream media don’t get it

There are articles that make you nod your head all the time you�d fear getting stiff neck. I just read and reread one an hour ago. It’s by Bob Cauthorn and it discusses blogging by mainstream media. The article sums up, in an acerbic tone, how most mainstream media outlets fail to understand blogging. Some… Continue reading Why mainstream media don’t get it

Coming soon: NerdTV

PBS will start NerdTV, its first downloadable series, on Sept. 6. The series will be broadcast exclusively over the Internet. Not only is PBS allowing downloads of the series, it is encouraging people to copy the shows, share them with friends and even post them on their own Web sites – all legally. NerdTV (www.pbs.org/nerdtv)… Continue reading Coming soon: NerdTV

Blogging, not blogging

I havent been able to post entries lately. Events in Manila are getting in the way. Im posting entries at Sun.Stars Citizen Watch: The Arroyo Presidency. For the first time, I was able to publish a story of an ongoing press conference before it had even finished. I was prepared to do rewrites if the… Continue reading Blogging, not blogging

Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

(Note: This is version .5 of the article. I estimate five more rewrites to finalize this.) The newsroom recently upgraded computers used by its reporters. The computers, with clock speeds ranging from 166 Mhz to 500 MHZ, were early generation Pentiums and were primarily used for word processing. I told our editor-in-chief I wanted to… Continue reading Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

CFJ offers fellowships for working journalists

Here’s an announcement from Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. I’m currently taking its Diploma Program on Online Journalism. MANILA, June 25 Fellowship grants will be awarded by the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (CFJ) to working journalists interested in pursuing the Masters… Continue reading CFJ offers fellowships for working journalists

PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism

From PinoyPress: PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate 16th JVO awards Yvonne T. Chua of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) bagged two of the top prizes in this years Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ). Now on its 16th year, the JVOAEJ run by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), held… Continue reading PCIJ, Newsbreak dominate Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism

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 source… Continue reading Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help