Obrero [documentary project]

Obrero (worker) tells the story of Filipino construction workers who temporarily migrated to Christchurch for the earthquake rebuild. Unlike the other documentaries I made in the past, this project is following a transmedia approach, circulating narratives and expanding the storyworld through a variety of media formats: film, interactive documentary (in progress) and a series of Facebook … More Obrero [documentary project]

My PhD thesis proposal in a nutshell

This thesis is a creative exploration of how transmedia logic meshes with political documentary’s nature of representing social realities and goals to educate and promote social change. I will explore this notion through Obrero (in progress), a transmedia documentary project that explores the conditions and context of the wave of Filipino rebuild workers migrating to … More My PhD thesis proposal in a nutshell

Open-source software for journalism

In my previous blog, I discussed my experience practicing data journalism for my disaster coverage. This time, I will argue that while coding and designing are considered important addition to journalists’ desired skillset, using open-source software means that traditional journalists can master interactive storytelling even if this is outside their expertise. Take for instance the following … More Open-source software for journalism

Drone, data and backpack journalism trends

Our paper, Natural Disaster Strategic Communication: Drone, data and backpack journalism trends, has been recently published by PRism Journal and is part of a special issue on strategic communication in the digital age.  It is on open-access category and is downloadable on Prism website. The paper, targeting both practitioners and academics, talks about the symbiotic … More Drone, data and backpack journalism trends

Glocal Big Brother

This blog will walk you through different strategies used by media producers to localize a global media format. Let’s focus here on Pinoy’s version of the Big Brother House.  The style of housing of Big Brother varies according to the audience cultures just like the dorm-style rooms in Big Brother Holland, the open design of the … More Glocal Big Brother