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.

Faculty, alumni jurors of global photo contest

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A faculty member and two alumni of the ACFJ photojournalism program have been invited to be members of the jury of a photo competition organized by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht, the Netherlands.   Ernie Sarmiento, photojournalism faculty and former chief of photographers of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), was chosen alongside with

Workshop revisits ACFJ vision and strategy

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A restatement of ACFJ’s vision and a restructuring of its educational and training programs were among the top recommendations for the next five years that emerged from ACFJ’s  two-day strategic planning workshop held July 11 and 12 at the Loyola Campus.   The proposed vision states “ACFJ is the preeminent institution equipping journalists with leading

ACFJ launches multimedia program

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The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) formally launches its multimedia journalism program in ceremonies at the Ateneo Art Gallery on Friday, June 1.

ACFJ holds workshops for Aurora NGOs

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ACFJ conducted a two-day media workshop, entitled “Meet the Media: how the media works, serves and empowers,” for four Aurora NGOs last 2-3 April 2012. The participants from BATARIS, JPAG, KALINGA, and PAMANA were given lectures on specific fields in media by different Ateneo faculty, and alumni.

ACFJ students graduate

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Ten MA Journalism students graduated this 24 March 2012, Saturday. The five from the ten who attended the ceremony marched at the Ateneo High School’s Moro Lorenzo Gymnasium with other graduates of the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities. Ma. Lira Fernandez and Klara Iskra Anonuevo who graduated in 2011 also joined this year’s graduation march.

Call for contest entries: "Climate Change: Reporting Lens from Asia"

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Articles are now being accepted for the contest “Climate Change: Reporting Lens from Asia.” Journalists from East, Southeast, and South Asia who write in English and/or local languages are invited to submit entries relating policy, environment, and science to everyday issues. Deadline of submission of entries will be on 20 March 2012.