9 Asian journalists receive MA Journ degree

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Nine journalists from three Asian countries finished their degrees and were awarded the MA Journalism during the annual university commencement rites, March 22, at Ateneo’s Loyola campus.   Six of the graduates attended the rites and marched along with fellow graduates from the School of Social Sciences and the School of Humanities during a two-hour

Workshop sets Panglantaw Mindanao plans

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To further strengthen the training of multimedia reporters in Mindanao, members of the Panglantaw Mindanao team crystallized their goals and plans for 2013 through a visioning and planning workshop at Lishper Inn, Davao City, March 18-19.   Thirteen journalists composed of junior and senior executives in print, broadcast and multimedia organizations as well as from

Ateneo, lokaalmondiaal co-host student exchange

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Eight communication students from the St. Joost Academy of Arts and Design, The Netherlands, wrapped up their two-week stay at the Ateneo recently with an output of varied stories and images including those on environmental issues, folk practices, and even Valentine’s Day.   The students were taking part in Beyond y(our) World 2013  (BYW), a

Workshop generates milestones

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With the vision of becoming the preeminent hub for journalism education by 2017 in mind, ACFJ drew up its plans for 2013 and milestones up to 2017 in an annual review and planning workshop at Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, on January 11 -12.   Among the plans set for 2013 are a review

Deferment of diploma programs

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ACFJ’s institutional thrusts and programs have been under review as part of an institution-strengthening project supported by World Press Photo.  Through individual and group interviews as well as surveys, many of our alumni, students, faculty and partners have taken part in this process which culminated last year in a strategic planning workshop. ACFJ’s directions for

KAS convenes regional partners

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ACFJ representatives led by Dr. Violet B. Valdez, executive director, took part in the workshop “Media Development in Asia: The road ahead for KAS and its regional partners,” held in Singapore, December 4 – 7.   This three-day administration and planning meeting convened by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Media Programme Asia, a  follow-up to a similar

MA Journ prof writes for award-winning AMIC book

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Professor Kim Kierans, MA Journalism faculty member, was among the communication scholars and practitioners who wrote critical thought pieces for the award-winning Asian Communication Handbook (6th edition).  The book has been adjudged best book in the 2012 Asian Publishing Awards held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 30, 2012.   Kierans, an adjunct professor, wrote the article

Deadline for MA Journ applications reset to Feb 15

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This year’s submission deadline for the 2013 Fellowships for the Master of Arts in Journalism has been moved to Friday, 15 February 2013.   The fellowships are awarded to full-time Asian journalists who have excellent professional and academic record, a commitment to good journalism and leadership qualities. A grant covers tuition and other expenses for the

New MA Journ coordinator

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Ateneo’s Master of Arts in Journalism program which is administered by the ACFJ has a new coordinator: Jason Vincent A. Cabanes, a PhD scholar at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds in United Kingdom.   Cabanes is also a lecturer at the Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University, where he completed the

Convergence Theory course opens

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Convergence Theory, one of seven courses in the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism program, has opened November 12 to 12 students from six Asian countries   Dr. Stephen Quinn, digital development editor of the South China Morning Post (HK), teaches the course.   “Convergence is a likely destination for the media in most parts of the