Author: Pachico Seares

Why newspapers survive

Newsprint is just the body; content, the soul, endures “We will stop printing the New York Times in the future, the date TBD (to be determined).” —Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in…

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Newsprint is just the body; content, the soul, endures

“We will stop printing the New York Times in the future, the date TBD (to be determined).”
—Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in 2010 London International Newsroom Summit

Despite dark predictions about the future of print media, must response be to kill the newspaper and go online or, worse, just disappear? Continue Reading

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NEWSROOM TALES: “Press photographer ko!”

Most guidelines of newspapers and broadcast stations include the reminder to wear one’s press ID “and other visible insignia.” That’s more useful in crisis situations such as protests, riots, and…

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Most guidelines of newspapers and broadcast stations include the reminder to wear one’s press ID “and other visible insignia.”

That’s more useful in crisis situations such as protests, riots, and the like to tell clashing groups that one is a journalist and not a participant in the conflict.

Not all the time though.

During a standoff in Bogo, Cebu, still a municipality at the time, when supporters of the mayor prevented Commission on Elections officials and the police from taking ballot boxes containing election returns from the town hall, thugs pounced on Alex Badayos, Sun.Star Cebu chief photographer. Continue Reading

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