Sun.Star bags 2 awards in Globe annual search-A A +A
Thursday, September 19, 2013
A STORY on persons with disabilities (PWDs), breastfeeding and poverty gained recognition during the second Globe Cebu Media Excellence Awards Tuesday night.
An opinion piece about the Filipino’s willingness to help and a picture depicting brotherly love also got judges’ nod.
On the same night, Globe also awarded two bloggers, providing glimpse of the future of Cebu media.
The Globe awards this year were “Reporter of the Year” for print, “Feature of the Year-TV,” “Reporter of the Year-Radio,” “Feature Sotry of the Year-TV,” “Columnist of the Year,” “Photojournalist of the Year,” “Blogger of the Year” and “Social Media Advocate of the Year.”
Cebu Daily News’ Ador Vincent Mayor bagged the “Reporter of the Year” award for his three-part report on PWDs.
Sun.Star Cebu’s Cherry Ann Lim and Mayette Q. Tabada went home with the “Feature of the Year” award for “Breast Wars: life saving with breastfeeding.”
Former National Youth Council commissioner and The Freeman columnist Michael Acebedo Lopez won best columnist for “My vote is for Nelson.”
Sun.Star Cebu photojournalist Amper Campaña won for the photo captioned, “He's my brother.”
GMA Network's Alan Domingo, on the other hand, won two awards: “Reporter of the Year” for TV and “TV Feature Story of the Year” for “Asinsuka,” a documentary on poverty.
Astra Zina Logarta, DYHP radio reporter, won “Reporter of the Year” for radio.
Former journalist Nancy Cudis won her second “Blogger of the Year” for a blog on knowing national artists through literature.
The “Social Media Advocate of the Year” award went to Bjornson Bernales.
Antonio Jocel de Guzman, Globe's head for external affairs, said not everyone can deliver objective truth and that it takes years and credibility.
“The objective truth is the soul of every media organization and all media practitioners,” he said in a speech at the opening of the awards night.
Philip Tan, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, also lauded media practitioners for informing the public about issues.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 19, 2013.