Nini B. Cabaero

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Maria Lourdes “Nini” Cabaero is a pioneer of new media in Philippine community journalism. She is editor-in-chief of the Sun.Star Network Exchange, new media department of the Cebu-based Sun.Star Publishing Inc. Her office runs www.sunstar.com.ph and other digital journalism products of the media group.

Before making the transition to online, she was news editor of the Sun.Star Cebu, flagship publication of the Sun.Star network of community newspapers in the Philippines.

She holds journalism degrees from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University - Graduate School. She completed a fellowship year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States, as the Sandra Burton - Nieman Fellow for 2013 - 2014. The program managed by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University allowed her to study the future of news, online economy (strategy and entrepreneurship), new media and democracy, media and power in the digital age, leadership, and many more.

Nini continues to pursue journalism innovations helped by technology.

Columns

Quake preparedness test

MORE people now have an idea of what to do and where to go when an earthquake strikes compared to two years ago.

When tremors were felt in Cebu yesterday morning, Monday, people in office buildings moved to the ground floor and outside while those inside their homes gathered loved ones in case they would have to rush to the doorway or out.

Resign country

IF THERE is one tag that should not apply to the Philippines, it is that of being the capital of resigning leaders or having presidents who have been told to resign.

Hierarchy inside airplanes

THERE is a hierarchy of airplane passengers depending on accommodation class.

Images of war

THE discovery of the wreckage of a World War II Japanese battleship is placing the central Philippines in the international limelight.

Big discovery and big names are involved in the finding of the wreckage of the Japanese battleship Musashi, the largest and most heavily armed warship ever built. An exploration led by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in the Sibuyan Sea in central Philippines found the Musashi last March 2, after eight years of exploring.

Amal Clooney and Arroyo

A DOUBLE take.

That’s what many did after reading about lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, and her decision to take on the case of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo before a United Nations (UN) body.

Being nice online

THE way some people communicate online is not always the same as when they talk to others in person.

There are those who think the medium – its informal nature, its immediacy plus the possibility of hiding behind a fake name – gives them license to go to the extreme when passing information or commenting on the posts of others.

Men can be feminists

YOU don’t have to be poor to push for action on poverty. You don’t have to be disabled to demand there be no discrimination for the wheelchair-bound. You don’t have to be old to insist on privileges for senior citizens.

Fun over dress color debate

THE online world saw for the first time how a simple, unremarkable dress could polarize people between two color combination sets.

I was one of those surprised Friday by the social media frenzy over the color of a dress. Is it white and gold? Blue and black?

People in metro body

MORE than the creation of a Metro Cebu coordinating body, what is needed to address urban concerns is a leadership open to transcend boundaries and work with others to find solutions.

Creating an institutional structure like the Metro Cebu Development Authority (MCDA) might be the easier task. Having leaders of like temperament and motivation in it is the bigger challenge.

Notes on today’s rally

ONE– There is no one willing to come out as the organizers’ leader.

Two– A rally in Manila cannot reflect the sentiment of the people in other parts of the archipelago.