Luis V. Teodoro
Luis V. Teodoro (24 August 1941- ) is a Philippine journalist who writes political commentary for BusinessWorld. He was a teacher of journalism in the College of Mass Communications of the University of the Philippines, Diliman where he was Dean for 2 successive terms: 1994-1997 and 1997-2000. He is the chair of the Commission on Higher Education's Technical Committee of Journalism Education. He was one of the honorees at The Many Faces of the Teacher 2007 wherein his excellence in teaching was recognized.
EducationAfter graduating from UP with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English (Journalism and Creative Writing), he attended the Master of Arts Program in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies in the same university. He is a senior fellow at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (New Delhi, India), and a research fellow at the Communication Institute, East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii).
CareerNow deputy director of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Teodoro is the consulting editor of organization’s monthly media-monitoring magazine PJR Reports. He is also the editor of the Philippine Journalism Review, a refereed journal for academics and senior journalists. He also sits as a member of the CMFR board of trustees and was formerly Chair of the Board of Editors of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ).
Published workHe wrote columns for several broadsheets including the BusinessMirror, the Manila Standard Today, Today, and The Manila Times. He was also a columnist for the National Midweek magazine and the news website abs-cbnNews.com. He now writes a column for BusinessWorld. Teodoro has written and edited books on the mass media, among them Mass Media Laws and Regulations in the Philippines (1998), which he co-wrote with Rosalinda Kabatay and was published in Singapore; Community Communication: An Introduction (1997); and CMFR publications such as Media in Court (1997), Limited Protection:Press Freedom and Philippine Law (2006), The CMFR Ethics Manual: A Values Approach to News Media Ethics (2007), and Philippine Press Freedom Primer (2007).
Among the books he has published abroad are Out of this Struggle: The Filipinos in Hawaii (Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii); and Two Perspectives on Philippine Literature and Society (Honolulu: Center for Asian and Pacific Studies). He is also a writer of short stories, a collection of which, The Undiscovered Country, was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2004.