Fellowships open for 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Disaster Reporting in October


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The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) will hold the 17th Graciano Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop from October 13 to 19 at the UP College of Mass Communication, Diliman, Quezon City.

Fellowship slots are available for this workshop. Applications are open to full-time print, broadcast and online journalists, as well as selected journalism educators and students.

This year’s workshop will focus on “Media and Disasters: Reporting for Accountability.”

Resource persons from the academe, government and non-government organizations will speak on issues like disaster reporting, disaster-related laws, ethics and investigative reporting.

Since its first workshop in 1985, the Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop has trained hundreds of community journalists. Among the past fellows are Froilan Gallardo, Frank Cimatu, Ilang-ilang Quijano, Jo Clemente, Diosa Labiste, Danny Calleja, Flor Abanto and Maurice Malanes.

Applicants should be currently engaged in the journalism profession with at least two years’ working experience. They should also be below 45 years old. They must submit an application letter; resume; two published/broadcast news reports; a story plan for an investigative report on a disaster; and an endorsement from their editor, local press club president or a Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop alumnus.

Limited slots may be given to senior journalism students. Student applicants are required to submit an application letter, resume, sample works and an endorsement from their professor, department chair or dean.

The fellowship will cover board and lodging. Participants will be billeted inside the UP Diliman campus.

Interested journalists, journalism educators and students may send their application papers to The Project Director, 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Disaster Reporting, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The deadline for applications is on September 13.

For more details, please call the Office of Extension and External Relations (OEER) at 920-6864 or 981-8500 local 2668 or email at lopezjaenaworkshop@gmail.com.


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