School Press Advisers’ Movement invites campus scribes, advisers to its national confab

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – School Press Advisers’ Movement, Inc. (SPAM) calls on campus journalists and their advisers across the archipelago to be part of its 11th annual national media conference slated on September 13​ to ​15 in Boracay, Aklan.

SPAM’s new president and Holy Cross College of Pampanga professor Richard Briones said the confab aims to recognize the excellent services of campus journalists and advisers; hone their skills in journalism, broadcasting and documentary making; train school paper advisers on the principles of campus paper management; and provide them with the recent trends in campus journalism.

“This year’s theme, ‘Advocating Ethical Campus Journalism amidst Social Challenges’, is timely because of the existence of multiple media channels which triggered complexity and ambiguity of information,” Briones shared.

The plenary sessions will include lectures on the responsible and ethical campus journalism and the Campus Journalism Act of 1991; fake news and how to spot them; campus paper management and creation of proposals, and sports vide3o showing for creative magazine publishing.

Aside from the plenary, the conference will also feature paper presentations and simultaneous seminar-workshops and contests.

“This year, there are also a lot of individual contests for the student-delegates. These include backpack journalism, lead writing, news editing, editorial writing, photojournalism (using DSLR and smartphone), and journalism quiz bee. Advisers will also compete under the news writing and copyreading and headline writing categories,” the SPAM President shared.

Meanwhile, competitions under the group category will include creative magazine publishing, radio broadcasting and documentary -making.

Pre-judged publication contests will also be at stake, which include Campus Magazine of the Year, Campus Newspaper of the Year, Campus Newsletter of the Year, Campus Broadsheet of the Year, and Campus Literary Folio of the Year.

For this year also, SPAM shall confer Medallion of Excellence in the Field of Campus Journalism in the Philippines Awards to selected college student journalists and campus paper advisers.

Registration fee is Php5,500 per person for SPAM Members and Php5,800 for Non-Members which is inclusive of two nights and three days accommodation, meals, kits, certificates, planner, and confab T-shirt.

Those who are interested are enjoined to contact Briones via mobile numbers 09258201653 and 09328872871 or thru email add [email protected]. (CLJD/MJLS-PIA 3)