SOCO’s Rodel Madridano discusses exposé stories coverage at Kapihan sa CJD

By Jilianne Gayanilo and Sojin Moon

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Associate Producer Rodel Madridano imparts his stand about Journalism Safety on Kapihan sa CJD, a forum spearheaded by the Broadcast Journalism students of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas.

Madridano shares his past experiences as an investigative journalist in IBC 13 and as producer for ABS-CBN’s Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) through a visual storytelling of dangerous cases he worked on for the past years.

Following his presentation, Madridano answered inquiries from the audience concerning coverage of expose stories and their effect on his emotional state.

“Maswerte nalang kami na napunta kami sa medyo okay sa station na meron silang program for stress debriefing [We were lucky to be in a station that has a program for stress debriefing],” Madridano said. “Meron kaming programa sa ABS (ABS-CBN), na-iistress debrief kaming lahat, ako nag-uundergo ako do’n. Malaking bagay na mailabas ko emotions ko, sobrang raw, pwede kang umiyak, [We have a program in ABS (ABS-CBN) where we all go through stress debriefing, I undergo that. It’s a big thing for me that I could release my emotions… too raw, I was allowed to cry].”

Rodel Madridano, together with fellow CJD Kapihan speaker Julius Segovia, encouraged the DLSU-D Broadcast Journalism students to be more aware of the complications and conflicts they will encounter especially during live coverage. They called on the future journalists to prepare with proper research before they go on live field reporting.

Madridano was at the DLSU-D Kapihan sa CJD 2018 in open forum with journalism students to address concerns about Journalism safety  – what reporters should observe in the field, how to prepare for coverage, and how to overcome the effects of a stressful situation to survive another day of coverage.


Edited by Gail Cayetano; Posted by Kristine Mahusay


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