I first discovered Rappler through a link that was shared by one of my friends on Facebook and I’ve been a regular reader of the site since then. I’ve been a Rappler reader since last year, from the first time I’ve access the site, I immediately bookmarked the site. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about that means you’re not a rappler reader.
Rappler or Rappler.com is a social news network, that combines traditional journalism, blogging and social media into one news site. It’s a great source or local news specially for people who are abroad like me. Rappler is headed by the top journalist in the Philippines today. The site’s head honcho and Executive Editor is none other than Maria A. Ressa, who previously worked as the head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Department, and worked for Cable News Network (CNN) for almost two decades. Another respected journalist at the helm is Cheche L. Lazaro as the Editors-at-Large.
Rappler also conduct nationwide workshops for aspiring journalist called Move.Ph. Unlike other news site, Rappler has a clean and minimalist look, with very few ads and great content. I also like the mood meter that they setup for each story. One thing that I miss though is that the site does not have a Tech or Technology section which was the first thing I noticed when I first visited the site.
Btw, if you’re following the Corona Impeachment, Rappler.com have the most complete and comprehensive reports/stories regarding the Corona Impeachment/Trial.