Code of Ethics for Bloggers, Social Media and Content Creators

Some time ago, some pro-Duterte bloggers were invited to a Senate committee hearing. And they kept on repeating that they were bloggers, not journalists and so were not restrained by any ethical behavior, or something to that effect. And since most of the senators are not very knowledgeable in Internet and Communication / Media Studies, …

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What is a Journalist ?

by Jamal Ashley Abbas   I am reading "Crime & Punishment: Killing of Filipino Journalists" by the Asian Institute of Journalism & Communication. Accdg to Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid: "In today’s mediated (and multi-channel) world, it may no longer suffice to define who the journalist is but WHAT he or she does. A journalist is one …

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How much should I charge for writing this?

by Ime Morales   Ever since FWGP was established in 2011/2012, this has been the single most common question writers ask me. Even writers who have been writing professionally for many years would send a note and ask, “How much should I charge for writing website copy?” Or text for a newsletter, a brochure, a …

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What It Means To Be A Freelance Writer For A Living

by Anna Agoncillo As soon as the clock strikes 7 AM, I will immediately get up from my bed and dash to my Acer laptop. I answer several emails and research about the topics that I am going to write on that day. I consider myself blessed to be able to wake up every day …

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FWGP 2016

    The Freelance Writers' Guild of the Philippines' (FWGP's) general assembly this year called for a revitalization of the writers' group and asked for a stronger commitment from the members. The assembly was held at Xanland Place, Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City on Jan. 17, 2016. Founder and President Imelda "Ime" Morales opened the …

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