Armie Jarin-Bennett talks CNN, journalism, 'bias' in digital age

By | Monday, October 24, 2016
Photo: JL Javier
Nine Media Corporation President Armie Jarin-Bennett has been featured in the lifestyle section of The Philippine Star over the weekend.

Written by Don Jaucian, the feature tackled Jarin-Bennett's storied career as a CNN journalist, as well as her take on the accusations of media bias in this digital age.

Recalling her early days as executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Philippines, Jarin-Bennett said: "I didn’t want to come in and say ‘I want to change this, this, this,’ because it’s very different from where I came from. I understood the many challenges that people were facing. I sat down with people, hindi lang yung from a distance, I immersed myself. I wrote scripts to understand how hard or easy it was. I produced shows so I understood how the equipment worked, or didn’t. I went out in the field to see how difficult it is to fight traffic to get to the story... I tried to speak even to the drivers and the rank and file and everyone so that when I made the changes, meron akong credibility, na alam na because I didn’t want to do that.”

Read portions of the feature after the jump...

Lia Cruz and Marga Vargas named new co-anchors of 'Aksyon Tonite'

By | Sunday, October 23, 2016
Lia Cruz and Marga Vargas have officially been named the newest co-anchors of Aksyon Tonite, joining veteran journalist Ed Lingao.

The two, who were officially introduced Monday, were selected by the news management in an effort to develop new talents for News5.

Cruz served as a weather and sports anchor for the late-night newscast since 2014, while Vargas served as a weather anchor and frequent substitute anchor for various TV5 newscasts.

Senator Loren Legarda returns to TV via season 2 of 'Dayaw' on ANC

By | Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sen. Loren Legarda brings her advocacy to television with the return of the second season of “Dayaw” on November 3, 6pm on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel and ANC HD.

A partnership between ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), “Dayaw”is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.

Full press release after the jump...

ANC's 'Mukha' wins first Cannes award for ABS-CBN News

By | Tuesday, October 18, 2016
ABS-CBN News head Ging Reyes, DocuCentral executive producer Hera Sanchez, producer Kevin Paulino, and director Dan Buenaventura received the Silver Dolphin for DocuCentral's Mukha series.

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel recently made history after its “Mukha” documentary series snagged a Silver Dolphin at the 7th Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards last October 13 in Cannes, France. This is ABS-CBN News' first trophy from the prestigious award-giving body.

Full press release after the jump...

Migs Bustos joins ABS-CBN News Channel

By | Thursday, October 13, 2016
Sportscaster Migs Bustos has joined ABS-CBN News Channel as its newest anchor.

Bustos, who officially made his debut last Sunday, is now one of anchors of the cable news channel's top-of-the-hour newscast ANC Headlines — leading its graveyard shift used to be occupied by Raine Musñgi.

'Balitang America' scores victories at the 5th Plaridel Awards

By | Thursday, October 13, 2016
PLARIDEL AWARDEES: From left, Balitang
America Executive Producer Troy Espera, 
Desk Editor Henni Espinosa and San 
Francisco Bay Area correspondent Rommel 
Conclara (Photo from Balitang America)

“Balitang America” scored victories at the 5th Plaridel Awards held by the Philippine American Press Club (PAPC-USA) recently at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in San Francisco.

The Plaridel Awards recognizes excellence in Filipino American journalism and is open to all journalists whose works have been carried by Filipino American news media.

ABS-CBN North America News Desk Editor Henni Espinosa won Best Television Community Reporting for “OFW Concerns”.

Full press release after the jump...

Atty. Karen Jimeno leaves CNN Philippines, joins the Department of Public Works and Highways

By | Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Karen Jimeno has officially left CNN Philippines after being appointed as the new undersecretary for legal affairs and priority projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Jimeno, who has been the co-anchor of the morning news program New Day since February, took her oath Tuesday before President Rodrigo Duterte, along with more than a hundred other government appointees.

Paul Henson recaps the 2nd U.S. presidential debate

By | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Sunday marked the much awaited showdown between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump — a tension-filled debate with two of the top contenders for president of the United States.

As North America Bureau Chief Paul Henson noted in his report on Monday's Balitang America, both candidates were facing controversies coming into the second presidential debate.

First on MNP: Armie Jarin-Bennett named president of Nine Media Corporation

By | Sunday, October 09, 2016

Armie Jarin-Bennett has been named president of Nine Media Corporation, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

Jarin-Bennett, who served as executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Philippines since November 2015, has officially been appointed this October.