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

Advanced news photography begins

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Eighteen students from six Asian countries continue to take the 2012-13 Diploma in Photojournalism program which began in May  and is now on its third course, Advanced News Photography. Ernie Sarmiento and Peter Carney co-teach the course which begins  November19 and ends next year on February 9.   The twelve-week course covers both still and

DPJ alumni survey begins

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The ACFJ has recently launched a survey of alumni of the  Diploma in Photojournalism is to find out the program’s contribution to the lives and careers of its alumni, to evaluate the program, and to solicit suggestions for its improvement.   The survey also aims to find  out what adjustments may be needed to keep

ACFJ faculty, alumni get together in annual forum

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ACFJ Executive Director Dr. Violet Valdez, along with faculty members Ernie Sarmiento, Josh Villanueva and Luz Rimban, and Panglantaw Mindanao project manager Bj A. Patiño joined other alumni at the 7th Annual Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 26 to 27. This year’s theme was “The news in multimedia:

Malaysian alumni is new head of SAJ

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KY Pung, formerly of The Star (Malaysia), has been elected president of the Society of Asian Journalists (SAJ) during its business meeting last month in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He replaces Edi Utama, Antara senior editor. Also elected were: vice President, Mon Mon Myat, Burma; secretary, Susan Tam, Malaysia; treasurer, Bert Apostol; information officer, Josh Villanueva. It was also decided during the meeting that the 8th Annual Forum will be held in Penang, Malaysia.