Fragments of the Past: Towards a History of the Philippine Press


The Philippine press has a very rich history. A thorough history of the Philippine press, however, has not yet been written. This essay examines what has so far been written, and how these articles and studies have developed through time. Some detailed studies of specific periods, newspapers or journalists have appeared, but there are others that have not been written about. What have thus been written are fragments of a proud past, a past which still has to be written. Gaps are pointed out, and a preliminary bibliography presented to aid prospective researchers and writers.