By Juan L. Mercado
“Follow the smell of money.” Investigative reporter Amitabha Chowdhury worked by that rule in his Ananda Bazar Patrika exposés of murky contracts in India. Chowdhury won the 1961 Magsaysay Award for Journalism.
By Amando Doronila
President Aquino pushed the Philippine news media to an agonizing ordeal of self-criticism at the media national summit in Tagaytay City on Friday in the guise of being helpful in improving their standards and addressing corruption in the industry.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
Marites Danguilan Vitug is Philippine journalism’s most prolific book writer today. Her oeuvres aren’t easy to write and aren’t easy on the heart, mind and conscience. She excavates, names and damns, not for her personal delight, but in order to bring to the surface long hidden ills of society and in the government, for these [...]
I’ve always wanted to be a journalist, that’s why I took up Mass Communications. I am now in my fourth year.
By Marie Ernestine Torro
Change is the only constant thing in this world. In the past, it was not easy for ordinary citizens to get into the mass media. But now, citizen journalists are no longer rare.
By John Nery
President Aquino is wrong to think that the fundamental nature of news has changed. But he is entirely in the right when he calls journalists to account according to journalism’s own standards. Unless, of course, journalists think those standards are only meant to be paid lip service.
By John Nery
A good number of names in almost any survey of the country’s most influential opinion columnists make their home in the Inquirer’s opinion pages. Some of these columnists have the advantage, not only of lucid analysis or illuminating prose, but of careers in television: I think, for example, of Randy David or Solita Monsod. Others equally gifted have become popular despite what may best be described as indifference to regular TV appearances: You have, for instance, someone like
Of late, veteran “journalist” Rigoberto Tiglao has added to his list of “accomplishments” (that is to say, columns in support of his “boss”) his latest foray into “detective work.” He also has uncorked the new Tiglao.
I would like to draw attention to the use of the name “Sea of Japan” on the map shown on the front page of the Inquirer’s April 11, 2012 issue to designate the sea area between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago.
The editorial “The Pope’s ‘final leg’” (Inquirer, 4/20/12) is one of the best editorials I’ve ever read.
By Noralyn Mustafa
Last week there was a front-page photo in the Inquirer showing a comely girl with her naked upper body painted all over with what the caption said were oceans and continents on earth. Although it was a thoroughly decent picture with nothing revealed (her left hand was cupped over her left breast), what I found objectionable was the usual appeal to “Save Planet Earth.”
I would like to clarify specific statements attributed to me in the article titled “Balikatan bad for ecology, experts say.” (Inquirer, 4/17/12) I responded to Inquirer reporter Kristine Alave’s query regarding the consequences of a conflict situation in Scarborough Shoal. This was through a phone conversation which, unfortunately, was taken out of context in the article.