Get unlimited access to New York Times site and apps on Nov. 7 to 9

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Access to the New York Times’ website and mobile apps is free to all from today until Wednesday, its executive editor announced on Sunday.

“As journalists who have covered our fair share of campaigns, we consider these moments to be among the most important in the life of a democracy. We believe that everyone, without exception, deserves a deeper understanding of the candidates, the issues and the results of this unprecedented election,” New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in an email to the newspapers’ readers.

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Sa likod ng kamera noong unang #PiliPinasDebates2016

Ederic Eder, Aileen Perez, Justin Joyas

Isa ako sa mga Kapuso na lumipad papuntang Cagayan de Oro noong Pebrero para sa una sa serye ng Pilipinas Debates 2016, na inihatid ng GMA Network, Philippine Daily Inquirer, at Commission on Elections (Comelec), kasama ang Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas. Kung hindi n’yo pa ito napapanood, narito ang full video ng debate:

Kami ng kasamahan ko sa GMA News Social Media na si Justin Joyas ang natoka na mag-report nang live sa Facebook page ng GMA News ng mga nangyayari sa likod ng television cameras. Kasama din namin si Aileen Perez ng GMA Public Affairs Social Media para naman sa 360 videos sa Facebook.

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Job openings at GMA News and Public Affairs

KapusoGMA News and Public Affairs is hiring! There are openings for social media producers, web developer, and graphic designer.  Check out the details below:

Social media producers

The job in a nutshell: We’re looking for young, internet-savvy journalists who can produce news and multimedia content for our social media properties.


  • Excellent writing skills in English and Filipino
  • Has experience in news gathering and news writing
  • Familiar with the latest trends in online journalism, social media, and user-generated content
  • Is a team-player and a people person
  • Creative; can think of different ways of telling a story using multimedia tools like video, photos, audio, or interactive applications
  • Is capable of meeting deadlines under minimal supervision

The position is full-time and based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Interested applicants may send their resume, letter of intent, and writing samples in English and Filipino to Ederic Eder, social media manager for news, at

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State of the Nation with Jessica Soho: tougher, smarter, more curious

State of the Nation with Jessica Soho

More and more viewers are turning to State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on GMA News TV as their nightly news authority.

By providing depth and context to the headlines, State of the Nation earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence at the 2012 US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF). Its anchor, Jessica Soho, was chosen as Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted News Presenter for 2011 and 2012 and Comguild’s Most Outstanding News Presenter for this year.

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Prof. Arao’s “Kon(tra)teksto” now out


A new book titled “Kon(tra)teksto: Pag-uungkat, Pag-uulat at Pagmumulat” by Danilo Araña Arao is already off the press.

Launched last June 11 by the De La Salle University (DLSU) Publishing House and Central Books, the book contains 50 essays in Filipino focusing on journalism, media, education, politics and economics. There are also personal essays included in the book.

In the book’s introduction, Arao stresses the need to raise discourse to a higher level, hence the need for the concept of “kon(tra)teksto,” a word that does not exist in the Filipino language but which he defines as a critical analysis of alternatives to “widely-accepted arguments” particularly of the powers-that-be.

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Media workers have rights, too

Labor Day statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

As the world commemorates International Labor Day, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines salutes and extends solidarity to the workers, particularly to the men and women who toil in our independent press.

Indeed, while physical attacks and other attempts to suppress press freedom continue to be a major concern of Filipino media workers, there are other threats they have to contend with on a daily basis.

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NUJP: 'Nothing to celebrate' on World Press Freedom Day

Below is the statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on World Press Freedom Day 2009:


Again, the working journalists of the Philippines mark World Press Freedom Day not in celebration of its vibrant existence but by renewing our vows to continue struggling to bring it to full fruition and remembering our many colleagues who have lost their lives in its pursuit.

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