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Thesis Statement In the Philippine newspaper industry it is the elite class that ultimately has power over the media INTRODUCTION There is a notion that the Philippine press is one of the freest in Asia On the other hand it is common knowledge that the Philippine media is commercialized and mostly controlled by political and private companies Hofilena 1998 Perhaps it is the integration of these two impressions that can sum up the actual Philippine media situation The rich and powerful stay on the good side of the press once they have learned the art of dealing with the press people Otherwise they are vulnerable to the so-called free press open to the press peoples abuse and consequently to the risk of having a bad public image Nevertheless the offended parties have the option of fighting back legitimately because of the existence of libel laws Moreover journalists can also become sympathetic to certain humanitarian causes and to public figures whose integrity they respect and with whom they feel a philosophical affinity Unfortunately it remains to be a widespread belief that one of the most effective and quickest methods of influencing the press is the corruption of the media via direct and indirect bribery The rules of the news-making game are not written but they do become clearer in the day-to-day process of newsmaking They are always centered on treating government officials business and other social leaders and the institutions that they represent with cautious deference Downing Mohammadi and Mohammadi 1995 A few media reporters have tried to live above this prevalent corruption struggling to perform their duties as journalists by reporting facts but eventually most people have had to give in under the strength of the powerful or rather the elite One such case would be the closure of the Manila Times Coronel 1999 The vulnerability of newspaper proprietors to government pressure is a chink in the metaphorical armor of the
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