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Journalism in the Philippines

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:00

By Alan Robles

Seeing that journalism has lately become a focus of public interest, I feel it my duty as a practicing journalist to earnestly answer this specially prepared, long and comprehensive list of utterly bogus random questions about my profession:

1. What's so special about being a journalist?

For one thing, it allows a writer (like me) to use the plural pronoun and morph into the dreaded "Editorial We"

2. What's so special about this "we" thing?

Positive journalism

Thu, 03/15/2007 - 00:00

October 10, 1997

Last week, publishers and editors gathered at The Anvil, the exclusive restaurant at the Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank, for something that had the promise of an extraordinary event. But the absence (so far as I have observed) of any news about it tends to show there was nothing in it after all.

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