Case Studies

This section will help you apply the knowledge and skills you have gained from the media literacy course.

Below are case studies, based on actual news stories. Using the editorial standards and ethical principles, study how the issues were reported. The checklist will be your guide.

Complete the worksheet for the link to CMFR’s analysis.

Mauling incident of TV-entertainment host Vhong Navarro

On Jan. 23, 2014, the beating of celebrity-host Vhong Navarro made headlines in Philippine television news programs. The incident was linked to a blotter report filed by a 22-year-old model-stylist accusing the artist of rape.

The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility monitored the news programs TV Patrol and 24 Oras on January 27.


‘Mysterious disease’

ABS-CBN 2’s late-night newscast Bandila released a two-part report on an alleged “flesh-eating” disease that was “slowly spreading” in the province of Pangasinan.

The first of a two- part ABS-CBN special report tagged #MisteryosongSakitsaBandila aired 24 February 2014 reported two cases of people with supposedly ‘mysterious’ (misteryoso) “skin and flesh-eating” diseases.


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