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 long ceremony.
This year’s MA Journalism graduates are: Yovita Arika (Kompas, Indonesia), Gusti Aryani (ANTARA News, Indonesia), Amyline Ching (Manila Bulletin, Philippines), Adelle Liezl Chua (Manila Standard Today, Philippines), Monabelle Delgado (Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines), Andreas Maryoto (Kompas, Indonesia), Paulus Nitbani (Suara Pembaruan Daily, Indonesia), Jesselou Villegas (Candy Magazine, Philippines), and Dinesh Wagle (Wagle Street Journal, Nepal).
The MA Journalism is a two-year program run by ACFJ under the Ateneo Department of Communication. Designed for Asian working journalists, the MA Journalism program is a hybrid distance learning program.
Since 2003, 111 journalists from 14 Asian countries including Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and India have received the degree.