The challenge for today’s student journalist in the Philippines are these things:

  1. Learn how to leverage social media
  2. Learn how to use digital media
  3. Use #1 and #2 to filter real-time information to separate the dirt from the diamonds
  4. Study incoming trends for big data to use for journalism
  5. Continue with role in disseminating information that is both engaging and useful for readers

The gatekeepers of information may not be mass or traditional media anymore but it is our duty as netizens to safeguard and filter information that goes around the web and within our networks.

After all, it is the messages that change lives and change minds that will matter at the end of the day.