Several campus journalists and advisers of the Federation of Student Journalists (FSJ), together with some students from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of Cebu Technological University- Main Campus (CTU), attended the first session of the Campus Journalism Webinar Series themed “Fundamentals of Excellent News Writing” with University Director for Information, Communication, and Public Affairs Dr. Rhodora T. Magan via Zoom last October 9, 2020.
Before the actual webinar, University Director for Media and Communication Dr. Rowanne Maxilom-Mangompit has assigned The Nation Builder of Main Campus to be the organizer of this session from the technical assets to the overall program.
“Even though it is our first time to organize an online seminar, we still did it because of our exerted effort and time during the preparation stage. We also have learned that when there is cooperation among others, then everything is possible.” Associate Editor-in-Chief for Feature and Literary Juliet Villamor uttered in an online interview.
Furthermore, Dr. Magan cited the importance of news writing in our university and society of today.
She also affirmed that the goal of a news writer or a student-journalist, in general, is to state the real facts and provide reliable information about a particular event to their readers.
On the other hand, Mark Jenielle Bandas, a Feature Editor of The Nation Builder, emphasized that the webinar was truly an insightful experience.
“As a campus journalist, the words imparted by the speakers has truly added my set of knowledge in providing quality news articles.” he also added.
Meanwhile, Dr.Mangompit highlighted how successful the webinar was. She also implied the importance of this event to the student-journalists and to the university for the QS World University Ranking.
The virtual seminars were anticipated to have other sessions in the upcoming months with topics such as Proofreading, Editing, Video Making, Leadership, and Management in Campus Journalism.// Clifford Agor