Campus Journos attend OSSEI Conference

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By Renz Arnie S. Rogayan

Date: October 26, 2016Posted by: One Paulinian

In order to improve the quality of journalism at St. Paul University (SPU) Manila, five members of The Paulinian (TP), the Official Student Publication of the University, participated in the ninth year of the Organization of Student Services Educators Inc. (OSSEI) National Training Workshop on Campus Journalism held on September 22 to 24, 2016 at Baguio City.

TP delegates were Renz Arnie Rogayan, Editor-in-Chief; Vivencio Mahinay II, Creative Director; Jan Aron Olabarrieta, Writer; and Chloe Dianne Cartoneros and Mary Josephe Andreena Elinon, Photographers.

The three-day training workshop featured speakers who have extensive experience in their respective fields. Rappler’s Miriam Grace Go, Keynote Speaker, reminded the participants from the different parts of the country of their role as campus journalists. “If you choose to be a journalist, you are expected to live up to the standards,” she said.

Speakers include: Professor Ben Domingo Jr. of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee for Journalism; Professor Yvonne Chua of the University of the Philippines Vera Files; Mr. Melvin Gascon of the Philippine Daily Inquirer Northern Luzon; Mr. Jose Torres of UCAN News; Professor Jimmy Domingo of the Ateneo De Manila University; and Professors Lianna Barro, Ariel Ponce, Babsie Morales of Far Easter University.

“Technicalities in the field of campus journalism are now clearer to me. I hope that the future members of TP will participate in this kind of workshops,” Mahinay said.