HomeSulo: International Refereed Journal of Multidisciplinary Sciencesvol. 8 no. 1 (2020)

Ethical practices of Filipino online journalists

Ma. Sheila T. Cabidog



The quick access to giving and receiving information is a milestone in the media environment. Given the demands to give fast and relevant information online, writing for public consumption should still rely on credible sources. Thus the right to information supports this need of news writers. But like other rights, the "right to know" is not absolute. Balancing Freedom of Information with one's right to privacy could be a challenge for news writers given that time is more demanding in online news writing than the traditional platform of news delivery. This study shares views on what practices are ethical among select online media personnel. News writers are faced with dissonance which their education and field experiences help in discerning what is ethical to practice.