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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 17, 2017

Social Media Is Where Some Writers Now Get The News & Stories They Write About Celebrities In Their Columns

IT’S CUSTOMARY NOW for a lot of showbiz writers to depend on the social media accounts of celebrities to get news stories they can write about in their entertainment pages. Parang nangangahoy sila sa Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, then quote the stories of the stars and copy and paste the pictures posted by celebrities on their columns or pages.

We really don’t know how effective or worthwhile this is, because if we’re the reader, then we’d rather not read these second hand stories on newspaper columns. We’ll prefer to just go directly to the primary source and read the actual accounts of movie stars in their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook walls. You get first hand, direct information pa and not mere hearsay. What do you think?