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New bosses in the newsroom

No day off, reporting in three languages—these new leaders of the newsroom meet challenges head on while keeping the troops happy and in line. Still “one of the boys,” but…

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No day off, reporting in three languages—these new leaders of the newsroom meet challenges head on while keeping the troops happy and in line. Still “one of the boys,” but they now make the rules.

Archie Mangubat Modequillo

The Freeman editor-in-chief Archie M. Modequillo considers the readers’ shift toward social media as the paper’s biggest challenge. He wants a change in the paper’s culture to rise to the new challenge, and is confident this can be achieved with everyone’s cooperation in “improving content and adapting new technologies—even if slowly but consistently.”

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Women lawyers as news anchors

These lawyers caught the eye of television networks seeking co-anchors for their male news program hosts. Not just eye candy, they pull their weight and meet the issues head-on. Atty….

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These lawyers caught the eye of television networks seeking co-anchors for their male news program hosts. Not just eye candy, they pull their weight and meet the issues head-on.

Atty. Rosemarie Olaño-Versoza

Atty. Rosemarie Olaño-Versoza

Her background in media and law gives Rose Versoza an advantage in her news anchor job in Balitang Bisdak because she has a deeper grasp of and wider perspective on how government operates and how people work around it.

Versoza says a news anchor whose background is purely in media work tends to ask questions based on what he thinks or feels the audience wants to know. But a lawyer like her would ask more probing questions, like the cause and effect, consequences, relevance and implications of an event.

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How newsrooms cope with the new media

Two decades ago, Mark Zuckerberg was just eight years old. Journalism as we knew it meant news delivered through milled paper, a crackling radio or a trusty TV set. Today,…

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Two decades ago, Mark Zuckerberg was just eight years old. Journalism as we knew it meant news delivered through milled paper, a crackling radio or a trusty TV set.

Today, Zuckerberg, 28, is a billionaire, and Facebook, the social network he created just eight years ago, has 900 million users. An audience this size, most media outlets only dream about.

But Facebook didn’t do it all on its own. It had an enabler: the Internet. Continue Reading

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