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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...