SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) -- Campus journalists here are currently participating in a training series organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Western Visayas.
Dubbed “PIA Journ Talk Series 2022 High School Edition," this annual campus journalism training is attended by over 50 student publications across the region, eight of which are from public and private high schools in Antique province.
This online training intends to enhance the skills of student journalists and school paper advisers and enable them to become relevant and effective communicators amid challenges, in consonance with the theme “Relevance and Resilience in Campus Journalism through Development Communication.”
As online platforms gain more popularity, PIA6 also hopes to see the transformation of campus journalists from traditional storytellers into content creators that utilize all available platforms to reach more and farther audiences.
PIA Western Visayas OIC-Regional Head Jemin B. Guillermo underscored the importance of development communica-
tion and the need for community involvement to usher in citizen participation in the development process.
Among this year’s resource persons are West Visayas State University (WVSU) journalism lecturer and International and Local Linkages Office (ILLO) Director Edel Carmela S. Subong-Csoka who delivered a talk on news writing, and Dumaguete City-based Foundation University Broadcast Communication Department Chair Dr. Maria Cecilia M. Genove who presented techniques in creating feature articles.
Another resource speaker at the event is Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Executive Director Dave Albao who focused on writing science, health, and environment stories.
Other topics in the three-day online training from October 11-13 include editorial and opinion writing, copy reading, cartooning, design and layout, photojournalism, broadcasting, sports writing, and journalism and algorithms.
PIA Journ Talk Series High School Edition participants from Antique are Dao Catholic High School (The AURA), the
University of Antique Main Campus Laboratory High School (The Wheel), Antique National School (The Madia-as and Ang Madyaas), Libertad National Vocational School (Ang Pagrara), Sebaste High School (Bando), University of Antique Tario-Lim Memorial Campus Laboratory High School (The Sea Breeze High), San Roque Ezpeleta National High School (Ang Taguangkan), Antique Vocational School (The AVS Courier), and Northern Antique Vocational School (IRIRIMAW).
The college edition of PIA6's campus journalism training will be on October 26-28, while a MasterClass on data interpretation, data visualization and data-based reporting will be held on November 8. (AAL/SNA/BPS/PIA Antique)