5 new media specialists join ACFJ faculty
The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) welcomes five new faculty members to its Master of Arts in Journalism and Visual Journalism Programs.
Ricardo Ligar Saludo, presidential spokesman and chairman of the Civil Service Commission during the administration of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and now managing director of the Center for Strategy, Enterprise and Intelligence will teach Media and Politics for the MA program. Prior to his government stint, he served as, among others, business editor and special projects editor for the defunct Asiaweek magazine and an Asia affairs commentator for CNN and CNBC.
For the new Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (DMJ), ACFJ has tapped the expertise of Josh Villanueva, senior manager for Digital News Gathering and Social Media of GMA 7, one of the leading TV networks in the Philippines, to teach the module on mobile journalism.
Also new as ACFJ lecturer is Prof. David Campbell, a photographic consultant, independent scholar and multimedia producer from the United Kingdom. who will handle the module on convergence theory. He was a professor of cultural and political geography at the Department of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom (2004-2010), and former director of the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2002-2004).
Jose Torres Jr., editor of Remate, one of the Philippines tabloid newspapers, and Pratibha Tuladhar, news anchor and sub-editor of Kantipur Television Network in Kathmandu, Nepal, will co-teach news gathering and reporting for the Diploma in Photojournalism (DPJ).
Mr. Torres also works as deputy editor of Union Catholic Asian (UCA) News and online editor of Catholic News Philippines. He served as editor-in-chief of GMA News TV (2005 to 2008) and senior editor of abs-cbnNews.com (2001-2005).
An alumna of the MA Journalism Program, Ms. Tuladhar teaches at Xavier Academy and is a board member of the Foundation for Development Management in Kahmandu.
The DMJ and DPJ PJ programs are under the newly organized Visual Journalism Unit headed by Dave J Clark, Ph.D, as its director.