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Sunday, September 15, 2013
FORTY-NINE out of 114 entries made it to the final nominations list of the Globe Cebu Media Excellence Awards to be held on Sept. 17, 2013 in celebration of the annual Cebu Press Freedom Week.
“We are very happy over the great interest and overwhelming response to our call for entries. It was really a challenge doing the shortlist as there are so many of them that are worthy as finalists. They are all deserving of an award,” said Globe Corporate Communications Head Yoly Crisanto in a press statement.
This is the second year of the awards, one of the events in a week that will include discussions among current and future
journalists on industry issues.
The finalists in the Globe awards will vie for nine award categories, namely: Reporter of the Year for Print, Feature Story of the Year for Print, Columnist of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year for Television, Feature Story of the Year for Television, Reporter of the Year for Radio, Blogger of the Year, and Social Media Advocate of the Year.
Three Sun.Star Cebu journalists join three other nominees for Reporter of the Year for Print. They are Princess Dawn H. Felicitas, (“Rama promises better services: Reelected mayor starts second term, vows to improve educational system, business”); Rebelander Basilan (“2 urban farmers from Mandaue take home national award, prizes”) and Kevin A. Lagunda (“Hospital turns 100”).
Also nominated for the same category are Ador Vincent Mayol, Cebu Daily News (“Giving PWDs a chance; Fruitful lives for PWDs; PWDs should enjoy protection of laws (a three-part series)”; Charisse Ursal, Philippine Daily Inquirer (“Sacrifices pay off for cobbler’s son”); and Marian Z. Codilla- Cebu Daily News (“Flyover safety”).
All the Feature Story of the Year nominees were published by the Sun.Star group.
They are Karla C. Bermudo, Sun.Star Bisdak Magasin (“Baktas sa Kaugmaon”); Bernadette A. Parco, Kevin A. Lagunda, Linette Ramos-Cantalejo and Cherry Ann T. Lim, Sun.Star Cebu (“Miracles and Mystery”); Bernadette A. Parco and Cherry Ann T. Lim, Sun.Star Cebu (“Wanted: Clean Plate”); Mayette Q. Tabada and Cherry Ann T. Lim, Sun.Star Cebu (“Breast Wars: Life-saving with breastfeeding”); and Bernadette A. Parco, Cherry Ann T. Lim, Elias O. Baquero and Princess H. Felicitas, Sun.Star Cebu (“Warm World: Perils, Challenges of Climate Change”).
Vying to be named the Columnist of the Year are Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos, Cebu Daily News; Juan L. Mercado, Cebu Daily News (although Mercado also writes for Sun.Star Cebu); and Fr. Roy Cimagala and Michael Acebedo Lopez of The Freeman.
A new category, Photojournalist of the Year, has seven nominated entries, namely: Alex Badayos, Sun.Star (“Swamped”); Amelito Tecson, Cebu Daily News (“Let Sinulog unite Cebu”); Tonee Despojo, Cebu Daily News (“Our heroes”); Arni Aclao, Sun.Star Cebu (“Family Day”); Junjie Mendoza, Cebu Daily News (“Unite behind me”); and two from Amper Campaña, Sun.Star Cebu (“Seawall” and “He’s my Brother”).
For broadcast, awards will be handed out include Reporter of the Year for Television, Feature Story of the Year For Television and Reporter of the Year for Radio.
Globe will also recognize the Blogger of Year and Social Media Advocate of the Year.
The judges’ decisions for print and broadcast categories shall be based on the following criteria: content (50 percent) adherence to truth and responsible journalism as manifested in an accurate, fair, and balanced presentation, and depth of reporting; style (25 percent) and social impact (25 percent).
For bloggers, the criteria are: Consistency of content on the advocacy (50 percent); reader-friendly presentation and design of content (20 percent); and social impact (30 percent). For social media advocates, what’s being considered are content (50 (percent); consistency of content with its advocacy (50 percent); reader engagement (20 percent); and social impact (30 percent). (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 15, 2013.