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 bachelor’s in communication with magna cum laude honors. He takes over Dr. Violet B. Valdez, ACFJ executive director, who has been holding the post in an interim capacity.
His current research interests are on the role of the media in politics, migration, and multiculturalism. His most recent publications are journal articles on the mediated public connection of Filipino elite migrants in London (Southeast Asia Research, 2011), on the role of the mobile phone in conjugal power-relations in mother-away Filipino families (New Media and Society, 2012), and on the mediation of multiculturalism in Manila (Media, Culture and Society, forthcoming).
Cabanes was also an ASEAN Research Fellow of the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank’s Communication for Governance and Accountability Program.