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]

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 have been increasingly 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. The following are the … More Open-source software for journalism

Repurposing Documentary Narratives

Nonfiction narratives traversing different media platforms is one of the highlights of today’s converging media landscape. Just recently, I wrote an article published on GMA News Online about assistance dogs for persons with disability. The article was based on the short documentary I made three years ago about guide dogs for the blind. I thought that … More Repurposing Documentary Narratives

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

Global Media Format: “Big Brother”

This blog talks about Big Brother’s sweeping success globally and in the Philippines. The ability of television products to be transported and consumed by a unique set of audiences has been recognized since the early importation of canned programs and success of cable programming. In fact, this had previously been the form in which television … More Global Media Format: “Big Brother”