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blogs and cms


Wilson Ng, president of HP partner Ng Khai, talks about content management systems at the C4 online journalism seminar in Cebu.

“What we call blogging is actually part of content management systems… You have a lot of information, but how do you present it?”

He noted that CMS empowers people: “The interesting thing about blogs and CMS is that you separate the technology from the information.”

This means people can concentrate on creating and sharing information, without worrying about the underlying technology.

blogs and cms

online journalism is still journalism

Nini Cabaero, executive editor of the Sun Star Exchange Network, stresses that online journalism is still journalism. The basic principles still apply, namely accuracy, fairness, balance, completeness, and rules on attribution and ethical practices.

“Technology can be a tool to fool people, but at the same time technology can also be a tool to verify,” Nini said, as she shared the horror story of a Cagayan de Oro editor who years ago copied and pasted an e-mail message about a supposed CNN report that Bill Gates had been assassinated and published it as a story.

The e-mail was actually an April Fool’s Day prank from a Davao journalist. The CdO editor had to resign two months later after the paper was deluged with complaints.

online journalism is still journalism