SPJ capacitates campus journalists through Intensive training on campus journalism

Published: December 18, 2022
by Ricky T. Lansang

After two years of webinars and virtual activities brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Subic National High School Special Program in Journalism in partnership with The Reporter, the official student publication of the school, was able to bring together -in person- all the campus journalists last December 10 and 17 2022.

“After all the things happened for the past two years, here we go, bringing out the best in us on campus journalism,” said School Principal, Bernadette Umayam, during the opening program of the activity.

The aims of the said activity were to update participants on the latest trends, approaches, and principles of journalistic writing. It also seeks to address issues and concerns relative to the conduct of Press Conferences.

“I like how the speakers extended their efforts and shared their expertise in the field of journalism” said Elvira E.Abella, Program Head during the awarding ceremony.

The invited resource persons include Manric D. Turla for plagiarism and copyreading and headline writing, Rich Oneil J. Canila for photojournalism, Justin Felip Daduya for Science and Technology Writing and Editorial Writing, Iulus Rodolfo P. Flores  for essay, short story,feature writing, Angelica Y. Hebron  for layouting, Daniel John G. Damaso, Vittorio Vicenzo Vizococho for news writing and in-depth analysis, Yomil Ferrariza for editorial cartooning and the Samahang Mamamahayag ng Subic Freeport.

“ I am so happy, the training is superb, my journalist heart and soul come back,” lauded Zahara Leighren Vega, Grade 8 SPJ student.

The said intensive training was participated by 163 campus journalists of the school and journalism teachers who took part in write shops and discussions conducted by the speakers.

A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH.” Special Program in Journalism advisers and specialists meet to plan and work for the upcoming intensive training.
“LET'S GET THE BALL ROLLING.” Participants from different grade levels register their names before the opening program.

“ALL EYES ON ME.” Teacher Norlene Menguan, SPJ Specialists, at the outset to formally open the intensive training.

“ORIGINALITY VS UNDETECTED PLAGIARISM.” Resource speaker, Teacher Manric Turla, sets the tone of the training by discussing plagiarism during the plenary session.
“THERE IS NO GREATER AGONY THAN BEARING AN UNTOLD STORY INSIDE YOU.” Speaker Iulus Rodolfo Flores awakens the flame in our young writers through the discussion of the different techniques on being an effective feature writer.
“WRITING GOOD EDITORIAL IS CHIEFLY TELLING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY THINK, NOT WHAT YOU THINK.” Thinking beyond the box is what the speaker, Justin Felip Daduya, stresses to the aspiring campus editorial writers.
“BALANCE IS A MUST!” Layout artist and speaker, Angelica Hebron, shows sample of school paper layout and stresses the importance of layout to a newspaper.
“IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN SHOOT IT.” Aspiring campus journalists set all eyes and ears to speaker Rich Oneil Canila as he discuss the different techniques in photography.
“YOUNGSTERS YET CHALLENGERS!” Grade 7 participants wear their best smile as they received the fruit of their labor.