Vergel O. Santos
Vergel O. Santos has been a journalist for 40 years. He has edited two newspapers – The Manila Times and The Manila Chronicle – and some magazines. He is now the publisher and editorial-board chairman of BusinessWorld, a weekday newspaper, and a trustee of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, a watchdog foundation. He has published six books:
Newswriting Formula (1989), self-published, now a university text;
How to edit a community newspaper (1991), commissioned and published by the Press Foundation of Asia;
Basic Journalism, an Asean handbook (1995), commissioned and published by the Committee on Culture and Information of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations;
Wrestling Press Ethics (1994), a collection of essays on the media, published by the Philippine Press Institute;
Worse than free (2005), a second similar collection, published by Anvil; and
Chino and his time (2010), a biography of the newspaper publisher and patriot Joaquin P. Roces, also published by Anvil.
He has also published papers on media – and other (mostly sociopolitical and historical) – subjects and lectures on them.
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