Headlight journos win in nat’l media confab
Admin || Friday, November 18th, 2016 in .
Campus journalists from The Collegiate Headlight won awards in the 10th National Media Conference organized by the School Press Advisers Movement (SPAM) Inc. and National Federation of Campus Journalists (NFCJ) with the theme “Exhibiting Gender Sensitivity through Ethical and Responsible Campus Journalism” on October 26-28 at Regent Hotel, Naga City.
The primary goal of the confab was to recognize the excellent services of campus journalists and their advisers, hone their skills, and to provide them with the recent trends in campus journalism.
Student journalists Alren John D. Dabon and Antonio Valentino B. Garcia II placed fifth in Lead Writing and News Editing, respectively.
“It was my first national press conference,” said Dabon, a Bachelor of Early Education student. “It was exciting to meet people around the Philippines and compete against them.”
The event also organized talks relating to this year’s theme which includes News Editing, Lead Writing, Sexual Orientation Gender Identification Expression (SOGIE), Opinion Writing, and Digital Photography, among others.
“I learned a lot from the speakers,” shares Garcia, a language major student of the university. “We have to be sensitive about people’s gender identification and report responsibly as campus journalists.”
Along with the media conference, the confab also hosted the 7th National Quiz Bee: Pambansang Pautakang Pampahayagan, 4th I-Dokumento, and 4th Inter-Cultural Exchange in which students of all year levels competed in.
Headlight’s Probe ranked 9th for the Campus Magazine of the Year. It also garnered the 4th Best Cover Design, 7th Best Photos, 8th Best Poem, and 9th for both Best Art/Illustration and Best Culture Page awards.
Over 500 participants from different universities and schools across the country attended the said event.
by Patrick M. Ariate
Alren John D. Dabon ranks fifth in Lead Writing during the 10th National Media Conference in Naga City.
Antonio Valentino B. Garcia II emerges as Top 5 in News Editing against other delegates from across the country.
PROBE — The Collegiate Headlight’s Magazine release won awards during the confab as 9th Campus Magazine of the Year, 4th Best Cover Design, 7th Best Photos, 8th Best Poem, and 9th for both Best Art and Illustration and Best Culture Page awards.