FEAC2006: technical notes

Since last year, I have been actively moving files that I need to access anywhere online, in an experiment to “make the network my computer.” This served me well during the recent Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace conference in Manila. The greatest benefit is that the files I needed for things I was working on… Continue reading FEAC2006: technical notes

Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace conference: personal notes

Last week’s conference organized by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (Seapa) in cooperation with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) with the support of the Berkman Center Center for Internet and Society offered me a chance to meet bloggers and journalists from all over Asia. Time flew so fast for the conference–an indication that… Continue reading Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace conference: personal notes

Conference notes: podcasting, CMS, and don’t open Google Reader in the conference room

I’m learning a lot both in the sessions and off-session talks with participants of the Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace conference here at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center. I had a long talk with Bryan Nunez, technology manager of Witness, a website that uses video to expose human rights abuses. Bryan is a… Continue reading Conference notes: podcasting, CMS, and don’t open Google Reader in the conference room

Darn, I missed iBlog2

I was all set to attend yesterday’s iBlog2 summit. I’m here in Manila for the Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace conference organized by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. I was scheduled to arrive before noon yesterday but the flight I took got delayed. I arrived at the hotel… Continue reading Darn, I missed iBlog2

Search engine optimization for journalists

“This Boring Headline is Written for Google,” that’s the headline of a New York Times article on how news organizations are starting to practice search engine optimization in the writing of headlines. The article says that news organizations increasingly see the need to optimize their site for search engine crawlers as search engine traffic accounts… Continue reading Search engine optimization for journalists

CEGP seminar: putting campus newspapers online

Among the things that I’m really passionate about is encouraging student publications to go online. Not only is online publication cheaper than dead-tree publishing, it’s also very easy to pull off right now because of the existence of easy-to-use content management systems. Online campus journalism also allows student publications to go beyond the one-issue-every-few-months-or-so publication… Continue reading CEGP seminar: putting campus newspapers online

The glass cannot be half-full

Either there is press freedom or not, according to Sun.Stars pooled editorial. The editorial points out the danger of making police the evaluators of media. Why do cops make poor evaluators? They dont know the craft and its nuances. Their mind-set is that of victims, whipped frequently by media for lapses and offenses. The paper… Continue reading The glass cannot be half-full

I passed

Just got it yesterday-my certificate for finishing the diploma in online journalism offered by the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila. I went through three very instructive courses by Chin Wong, Dr. Elliot King and Dr. Randolph Reddick.

Listing of top Philippine news sites

The government-owned Philippine News Agency listed yesterday the top mainstream Philippine news websites based on Netcraft ranking. The data is taken from browsing habits of users of the Netcraft toolbar. I don’t know how big and representative that user base is. I also don’t know how PNA compiled the list, I tried looking for a… Continue reading Listing of top Philippine news sites