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Camille Diola

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Camille has led content production at Philstar Global Corp, the digital arm of the STAR Group of Publications, as the youngest chief editor of two prominent local news outlets since 2015.

Her work has earned her several recognitions, including Jaime V. Ongpin journalism citations for her organization in 2018, 2020 and 2021. In 2020, she received the Award of Distinction in Journalism for editorial leadership from the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. As a prolific reporter and later top editor at Philstar.com, she pioneered storytelling formats now commonly used in the digital news space. Camille also formed the team behind Interaksyon while revamping the former TV5 news website into a progressive digital news outlet for the social media generation.

Camille is committed to building fact-checking capabilities in newsrooms, having established consistent anti-disinformation efforts using the platforms under her charge during national elections in the Philippines. She is also one of the founding board members of Tsek.ph, the first fact-checking collaboration among local media organizations. To spur her work, the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program in 2022 counted her among its four all-Filipino delegates against disinformation.

Camille earned a degree in journalism, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines Diliman. As a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the Cronkite School in Arizona, Camille aims to study how independent local journalism can weather economic and technological threats and thrive through innovative product and revenue models.