Some lessons and reminders: How the press covered the 2010 campaign and elections

Written on February 13, 2013 – 1:00 am | by mediaandelections |

Given the particularities of the May 2010 elections, media coverage of the election campaign itself needed, and promised to be, many things: it needed to be thorough as well as pro-active, and focused on the issues but rigorously aware of the context—the larger picture—in which the campaign would proceed.

Here’s the report of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) on its Monitor of the News Media Coverage of the 2010 Campaign and Elections. The CMFR report offers lessons and reminders for the press in covering this year’s campaign and elections.

The CMFR Monitor of the News Media Coverage of the 2010 Campaign and Elections by cmfrphilippines

CMFR Monitor of the News Media Coverage of 2013 Elections

Given the special nature of the 2013 campaign and elections, the media’s role as credible and critical sources of information and analysis during the election season bears watching. The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) is monitoring the news media coverage of the 2013 campaign and elections in the context of both the special circumstances in which they were taking place, and the opportunity for improved and meaningful reporting and analysis the exercise offered to the Philippine media. 

CMFR has been monitoring media coverage of Philippine elections since 1992, and in every instance has made recommendations towards the improvement of media coverage. These efforts have not been unrewarded. Changes in media coverage incorporating some of the recommendations of the CMFR monitor in 2004 were evident, for example, in the media coverage of the 2007 elections.


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