November 15, 2019

Reorganizing Media Asia

The peer-reviewed journal Media Asia is transitioning to a new editorial leadership.

Danilo Arao, an associate professor of journalism at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, is currently being phased in as the new editor. He replaces Cherian George, an associate dean of the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

Aside from teaching journalism at UP Diliman, he is also a special lecturer at the Department of Journalism of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa, Manila. In the past, he taught courses in political science, journalism and communication at De La Salle University in the Philippines, Hannam University in South Korea and Technisché Universität (TU) Ilmeanau in Germany.

As a practicing journalist, he works as associate editor of the online publication Bulatlat Multimedia and writes a column for another online publication Pinoy Weekly. He is also board secretary of Kodao Productions (a multimedia group) and board treasurer of Alipato Media Center (publisher of Bulatlat Multimedia).

He has authored books in Filipino and English, examples of which are Kuro-kuro [Opinion] (Flipside Publishing, 2015); and The ASEAN guide: A journalist’s handbook to regional integration in Southeast Asia [with M. Löffelholz as co-author] (International Institute for Journalism-GIZ, 2011).

He brings to Media Asia his experience editing the peer-reviewed journals Plaridel, Philippine Journalism Review and Social Science Diliman, as well as reviewing manuscripts for other academic journals and publishing houses. Outside the academe, he worked for seven years as editor-in-chief and research head of IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank that conducts research on socioeconomic issues.

Under Arao’s editorial leadership, Media Asia aims to publish articles on the practice of the media profession, focusing on trends and patterns that could help make sense of the current environment.

Media Asia thanks Cherian George for his services and welcomes Danilo Arao as its new editor.

Established in 1974, the peer-reviewed journal is published by the Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Centre and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.


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