The first in a series of trainings in Journalism was conducted by the Office of Publication and Information (OPI) on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Institute Boardroom.
These trainings are designed to train reporters and editors for the Sub Webpages of the Official Institute Webpage who will operate independently from the OPI the individual webpages for every college/school and offices of the Institute.
Those submitting articles and photos to the Sub Webpages should send these directly to: email@example.com.
The OPI however will still continue to monitor these Sub Webpages but will not have editorial control over articles and photos appearing in the college and office webpages.
The participants will also be responsible in identifying and submitting significant news stories and photos that will be submitted to the Gazette and the pages of the Main Webpage, Facebook and Twitter pages.
During the first day of training, the participants chose their own Section Editors and reporters and formulated policies for review in the independent postings and maintenance of quality work in the Subpages of the Institute’s Webpage.
The first participants during this first training session were: Boylie Sarcina and Bainora Amate of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning & Development (OVCPD); Cherly S. Adlawan and Juvy T. Cambaya of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Extension (OVCRE); Chanda Pearl B. Simeon and Onnah Pierre P. Talle (College of Arts & Social Sciences); Karen R. Veloso, Geraldine S. Ridad and Leah May P. Madjus (College of Nursing); Giselle O. Dangdang and Sutero Malayao, Jr. (College of Education); and Safa D. Manala-o, Martha Joy J. Abing and Jessa Mae S. Banse (College of Business Administration & Accountancy).
The trainers and their topics were: Rex Sacayan of the Computer Center and School of Computer Science, “Posting texts and Photos in the Webpage”’; “Tips in Newswriting” by Rex G. Ortega of the Office of the Chancellor; “Use of Tenses and Common Errors in Grammar” by Michelle Jeanne C. Caracut, OPI Special Assistant and faculty of the Department of English; and, “Tips in Headlining and the Writing of Captions” by Maria Theresa B. Panzo, OPI Special Assistant and faculty, Department of English.
The next training is scheduled in February this year to be co-hosted by the Institute for Peace & Development in Mindanao (IPDM).
It will focus on “Newswriting” (workshop); “The Use of Prepositions and Idioms”; “Ethics in Journalism”; and, “Culture Sensitive Reporting”. Other trainings are spread out during the rest of the year for photography, layout, writing for Business, writing for Science and Technology, and Broadcast Journalism.