News for Sale
The second edition of Chay Florentino-Hofilena's book News for Sale: The Corruption and Commercialization of the Philippine Media probes how corruption and commerce have shaped media coverage of the 2004 elections in the Philippines. Her expose, which takes off from the 1998 edition of News for Sale, tackles corrupt practices in the 90s that were carried over into the next decade. Examining the history of media corruption in the country, she contends that transactions have not only become costlier and more pervasive, but also more systemic and institutionalized.
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 120 pages / BW