Journalism in Time of Haiyan: Free Lecture from McLuhan Fellow Eileen Mangubat

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bissell Building, Room 538, University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Attend a free lecture conducted by 2013 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Eileen Mangubat, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Cebu Daily News in the Philippines.

Titled “Journalism in time of Haiyan: The evolving role of community press in covering natural disasters,” Mangubat’s lecture will discuss the role of community journalism in times of disaster, as brought to light by the experiences of journalists reporting on the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. This lecture is part of a cross-Canada study tour Mangubat is taking as a McLuhan fellow at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Coach House Institute.

The Marshall McLuhan Award has been conferred onto distinguished Philippine journalists by the Canadian Embassy in Manila since 1997.

About Eileen Mangubat
Eileen Mangubat is currently the publisher and acting editor in chief of Cebu Daily News. A journalist for almost thirty years now, she has worked as a reporter covering various beats and as an editor in various capacities as news editor, opinion editor, editor in chief and now publisher. She was the only female editor in chief of a Cebu newspaper when she led the start-up of Cebu Daily News in 1998. CDN is an affiliate of the country’s largest national broadsheet, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and claims to be Cebu’s only independent newspaper. Eileen is an advocate of her news organization’s vision: Journalism that builds communities.

She was recognized by the US Embassy in Manila with the 2003 Benigno S. Aquino Fellowship Award. Various award-giving bodies including the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, the Philippine Press Institute, the Rotary Club of Manila, the Archdiocese of Cebu, and the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, among others, have recognized her as an alumna, reporter, editor, and news manager.

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