Rappler´s MovePH launches Ambassador Program
MANILA, Philippines - In an effort to involve civil society in the duties of the media, Rappler launched its first “Ambassador Program” on Monday, April 29.
The 2-day training for citizen journalists was organized by MovePH, Rappler's citizen journalism arm, in partnership with Richmonde Hotel Ortigas and 2Go Travel. It aimed to equip the ambassadors with skills necessary in reporting for the elections, including but not limited to video production and the effective use of social media.
Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa opened Day 1 by discussing the dynamics of online networking locally and globally. MovePH head and citizen journalism director Chay Hofileña discussed the basics and ethical standards of journalism, while #PHVote editor Miriam Grace Go explained how to cover the elections.
The participants also learned the basics of video editing and production under Rappler production head Lilibeth Frondoso and the effective use of social media under Rappler social media head Michael Josh Villanueva.
Mood meter: Inspired
“I hope to be more involved. For sure, I will be voting and I will be encouraging people to vote and as a whole, I really hope that it [election] will be peaceful,” said Therene Quiano, Rappler ambassador from Dumaguete City.
The Ambassador Program is part of efforts to open up the gates of journalism to citizens who want to make a difference in the life of the nation.
The participating ambassadors went home insipred and better equipped for their election coverage.
Too much awesomeness for two days! Thank you Rappler! #overwhelmed Game on, elections!— Justine Siscar (@diyasteenalaysa) April 30, 2013
The 20 ambassadors will be reporting from their local areas during the midterm polls. – Rappler.com