Journalism Prof. Danilo Arao, when asked...
There is an issue about the extent of the coverage of news programs. How much is enough? How much is too much?
- Meaningful coverage is defined by neither time nor space. It is defined along the lines of relevance of disseminated information to the people's everyday lives and how information can be used to enlighten them and hopefully entice them to act.
What differentiates a news item from being informative and credible to being sensationalized or only for infotainment function?
- One only needs to know the professional and ethical standards to differentiate between the relevant and the mundane. What is basic in making journalistic outputs informative and credible are, among others, objectivity, accuracy and fairness.