Movies can be a particularly useful tool for developing critical media literacy in educational settings. They can help students analyze how underlying meanings about race, gender, class, and religion, among others, are portrayed in a film. For starters, we list ten must-watch movies set in the Philippines or made by Filipino filmmakers that teach a thing or two about media production, the media industry, and other media literacy concepts.
In this resource, we explain three frames used by the mainstream media to report about the Philippine urban poor sector. We will deconstruct these media frames and see how the mainstream media portrays this sector in light of the recent #Occupy housing movements.
Here are five things we need to be on the lookout for when watching, reading, listening, and using the media.
Adopting Ester Thorson’s original media literacy resource “Ad-Watcher’s Toolkit”, we deconstructed the 8 Essential Features of Filipino Political Ads in this special infographic set.
What is it with politicians trying to portray themselves as either poor or a hero, or both? What images and concepts do they associate themselves with? Do they have anything to say to their opponents? What’s lacking in these ads?
We listed down the 10 highest-grossing Philippine films as of 2014 alongside 10 of the country’s greatest films of all time according to the blog Pinoy Rebyu in its 2013 poll of 81 filmmakers, film critics and scholars. Full view here: http://visual.ly/
Media ownership in the Philippines thrives in a very monopolistic corporate environment. ABS-CBN, the country’s biggest media conglomeration, is only a part of the Lopez’s wide range of business interests from power generation and distribution to manufacturing, real estate, and infrastructure.
We trace the present Philippine media landscape in this infographics – company profiles, key business connections, backgrounds, trivia, and analyses.
In Aug. 23, 2010, a tragic hostage-taking incident happened in Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Retired police officer Rolando Mendoza took captive 25 Hong Kong tourists in a bus for 11 long hours.
Considered as one of the freest, most mature, and professional press in the world, Philippine media was put to test in the coverage of the incident. But they failed miserably.