Media Mindset to prepare youth for media career

(Sharing an article from the organizers of Media Mindset. An event for every aspiring media practitioner)

Gathering the experts in journalism and media profession, the Graduate School of the College of Communication of West Visayas State University will again host the Media Mindset this year following its inception in 2006.

COC Professor Maria Rosario Victoria De Guzman said Media Mindset is revived by her students in Graduate School to provide the youth, who are interested in pursuing a media career, with standards for both personal and professional excellence.

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De Guzman also stressed that the Media Mindset helps provide venue for these aspirants to understand the profession’s importance in nation-building, as well as their future role as “watchdogs”.

A total of 250 aspiring mass media practitioners from different universities in Panay Island are expected to attend in this event which will be held on March 1 (Saturday) from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Rehearsal Room of WVSU.

The seminar-workshop will revolve on the theme: “The Media Today: Adapting to Change” with Nestor Burgos, the chief of correspondents of Philippine Daily Inquirer Visayas Bureau, as guest lecturer.

Burgos, also the immediate past president of the National Union of Journalist in the Philippines, will talk about the state and pressing issues confronting the media of 21st century.    

Aside from him, Production Supervisor Runelyn Jamolo of DyLL Radyo ng Bayan-Iloilo will also be present to share the challenging events of her 32-year of experience in the press and tips of how to survive the profession’s demand.

Given the fact that the media is crucial in shaping the society, ABS-CBN’s Sikat ka Iloilo host Sedfrey Cabaluna is also among the speakers who will talk about the media’s role, responsibilities and profound impact.

Nereo Lujan, a former communications officer of Canadian Urban Institute now chief of the Public Information and Community Affairs Office of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, will likewise share the practices of the media insofar as seeking the truth.

Lastly, Serafin Ploteria, a fellow of Peace and Conflict Journalism Network International and station manager of iFM-Bacolod, will introduce the principles and methodology of “conflict-sensitive journalism” through a mini-workshop.

PECOJON is an international network of print, radio and broadcast journalists, filmmakers and journalism teachers who focus on implementing and mainstreaming responsible and high quality reporting of conflict, crisis and war.

Media Mindset 2014 is held in partnership with Studiositas Honor Society, Young Journalists Society and College of Communication Student Council.  (Jezza A. Nepomoceno)

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