This is the probably one of the first instances of my young career as a correspondent that I fear to be “Kuryented”- or to jump on a story without or of different truth.
So I published a story about Adamson baby Falcons MVP front-runner Encho Serrano. I also submitted the story to my editor at the Manila Standard.
As far as I know, the story came from a credible source, which is ABS-CBN Sports. But keeping in mind the couple of times even the big wigs made a mistake dawned on me suddenly. I was having second thoughts on why I even made the story.
Something in me is saying that I should have waited confirmation. Another voice was saying that the story will probably be picked-up eventually by other sports news outlets.
Some could chastise me for being too enticed with the prospect of a scoop, but knowing the landscape of Philippine sports culture, these kinds of stories don’t escape to the public without any semblance of truth in it.
So, for the meantime, I wait.
I wait whether our story is one of the firsts to reach audiences. Or was it one of those stories that break the ethics of journalism. For now, we wait.
Blog entry #18 for 2017 Subject: January 12, 2017
Time Stamp: 1/12/2017 8:45 PM