In DEVC 126, our class, section T-3L made several analyses proposing different frameworks based on the articles given to each pairs with different countries and stories in relation to participatory development journalism. Each pair came up with these different frameworks that could be applied in a local Philippine setting, which in our case we are assigned in Barangay Bagong Silang in Los Baños wherein we will focus on Organic Farming.
1. Participatory Development Journalism Framework
by Jann Adriel Nisperos and Riz Andrei Layson
This Participatory Development Journalism framework exhibits the culture of having community leaders who act as the bridge of the process when it comes to raising awareness and issues within the community through the community newspaper. In this framework, the community newspaper staff will collaborate with the community leaders building a team that aims to raise awareness about the issues and concerns the community has. With this collaboration, this will allow the members of the community to write their own stories voicing out their concerns about various issues happening within the community.
Using this process, information will come directly from the members of the community making the framework highly participatory with the participation of the community members with the community newspaper. In a local context, the Los Baños community news paper which is the LB Times will collaborate with the leaders of the community which in our case, is the Barangay officials of Barangay Bagong Silang. Through the collaboration, various concerns about Organic Farming will be raised considering that the Los Baños community specializes with Agriculture thus if the concerns will be voiced out, then people who also specialize in the field of Agriculture specifically in Organic Farming will be able to reach out their hands to help those who are in need not only assistance or help, but also to expose different stories about Organic Farming.
2. Participatory Development Journalism Framework
by Camille Hemedes and Sofia Virtudes
In this framework, the stakeholders are the one central to the whole production process. By “central” it means they are the primary actors of the process wherein they are the ones who will build the radio community and at the same time will operate and participate along with the other stakeholders. This framework is highly participatory since it involves volunteerism within the stakeholders who want to participate in the community radio broadcasting and at the same time the desire to serve the people through exhibiting the barangay’s rich culture as well as for the broadcaster volunteers to address issues existing within the community as well as to educate the youth about their previous experiences in life.
Also, this framework involves the training within the volunteers to enhance and develop their skills thus would create professionalism in the field of journalism considering the fact that they are not professional broadcasters or journalists. In application of this framework within local setting, in Los Baños Laguna, those who have different specializations who decide to volunteer in a community radio will be having series of workshops to unleash the inner journalist in them thus the knowledge about responsible journalism will be generated within the community building credibility in news reporting.
3. Participatory Development Journalism Framework
by Alyosha Faye Reyes and Clarisse Mae Abao
The thing that makes this model different from the others is that it highlights the process of information exchange in communication happening within the whole production process. This framework depicts the transfer of information from the primary stakeholders to the secondary stakeholders addressing their own opinions through interaction with one another. In this model, feedback is considered and having a feedback itself makes the model participatory since the reaction about the transfer of information between stakeholders are measured and weighed through feedback thus concerns of the members of the community will be addressed.
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