About Norman Zafra


Norman Zafra is straddling both the academic and media industries. He has ten years of professional experience in the field of broadcast journalism and documentary making. He has directed, produced and written a number of documentaries and investigative reports for award-winning Philippine TV shows such as I-Witness, Reporter’s Notebook and Front Row.

As an academic, he has researched extensively about how new media technologies are transforming contemporary disaster journalism. His recent publication explored the impact of drone, backpack and multimedia trends on natural disaster communication. Norman is currently taking his PhD in Media Film and Television at the University of Auckland. His thesis examines the narrative intersection between conventional and interactive documentaries.

You can find more information about him and his works through the following links and news articles:


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