Hi! I’m a full-time multi-journalist, and this is my blog – my “gallery” of things learned.
I have no intention of being big in the blogging world – so don’t expect me to be viral- hungry. I am busy, established and earn enough from my journalism career and real estate investments. But I would like to be a social media influencer, even if it means just a few quality circle of friends.
I have lived in Sweden for 16 years. It’s my 12th year anniversary as journalist in Sweden.
Recently, after a multi-journalist course, I have started calling myself a multi-journalist. That is, a journalist who can work as a reporter, photographer, researcher, lay-out editor and video-reporter.
I have also worked as radio news reporter.
In Sweden, I started as a freelancer, then a radio news reporter for Sveriges Radio 2004-2005 (and summer 2010).
At one point I worked as undercover journalist for a tv-exposé called “Kalla Fakta”.
I landed in a permanent position in the 134-year old local newspaper, Sigtunabygden – owned by the media house, Mediehuset UNT.
Sigtunabygden is the local editorial staff of the flagship Upsala Nya Tidning. The news site of Upsala Nya Tidning, unt.se, is one of the seven biggest news sites in Sweden.
Upsala Nya Tidning won also among others the prestigious Newspaper of the Year in Sweden 2013, with competitors like media giants Aftonbladet and DN.
From 2016, I have also started writing a column, “Jeaninas torsdag”, or Jeaninas thursday, for Upsala Nya Tidning.
I am the company’s first (and so far only) 100 percent foreign journalist. Just as I am the first (and so far only) Filipino journalist in Sveriges Radio.
As you can see, I take pride in being the first – and so far only – Filipino journalist in Sweden and Oman. Wink, wink 🙂
Experiences in other countries besides Sweden:
I am also the first Filipino and the first foreign female journalist to work for the middle-eastern daily newspaper Oman Daily Observer (1997-2000).
In Malaysia I worked part-time in the fashion industry while studying fashion at La Salle International Fashion School (1995-1996).
In the Philippines I worked as a creative writer, a politician, and a publicity and research officer for the youth office of the President of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino ( 1991-1995).
So that’s about it. I hope I didn’t bore you to death 🙂