Rappler 10th anniversary

Rappler Talk: ‘We are biased for truth, human life, justice, the poor’

Jaira Roxas
Rappler Talk: ‘We are biased for truth, human life, justice, the poor’
In this special episode for Rappler’s 10th anniversary, Rappler investigative reporter Patricia Evangelista talks to managing editor Chay Hofileña

MANILA, Philippines – The celebration continues for Rappler’s 10th year anniversary. Since its founding in January 2012, this is the first time that the four founders – fondly called the ‘Manangs’ – will sit down to talk about Rappler’s journey and their personal experiences.

In this special episode of Rappler Talk, Rappler investigative reporter Patricia Evangelista sits down with Managing Editor Chay Hofileña. They talk about Rappler’s early years, including Hofileña’s time as the first head of the organization’s civic engagement arm, MovePH.

As an educator, Hofileña speaks about her vision of making a difference, Rappler’s core values, and how that much-maligned word “biased” should be perceived in the context of meaningful journalism.

“There’s nothing wrong with being biased, so long as you are biased for the right things.”

Chay Hofileña, Rappler managing editor

The two also look back on their notable Rappler investigative pieces, and share their hopes for the next generation of newsroom leaders. (WATCH: The moments that made Rappler) – Rappler.com

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Jaira Roxas

As a multimedia producer, Jaira produces Rappler newscasts, shows, podcasts, and videos. She likes working on video stories from the communities and individuals who believe that little acts of courage can spark change.