IN CELEBRATION OF its 50th Golden Anniversary, the College of Mass Communication launched a book documenting the history of the college last Aug. 25 at the Silliman University Multi-Purpose Room.
Entitled Grassroots Journalism: Early History of the College of Mass Communication, the book is written by Dr. Crispin Maslog, former director of the former School of Journalism and Communications.
The book contains five chapters:
- In the Beginning the Word Was To Fight Communism
- Building a School of Journalism Outside Metro Manila
- Martial Law Years: Bumps on the Road
- Beyond Martial Law – Innovations in Communication Education
- By Its Fruits a Tree is Known: The Lives of 73 Alumni
Its appendices include the list of college alumni from 1967 to 2015, list of alumni who became editors of Portal and the Weekly Sillimanian and a record of the total number of enrolees through the years.
Maslog, who authored Campus Stylebook: A Guide to Writing and Editing for Popular Publications, said that the thought of writing a history book about the college was last 2014. “[This is] the best way to commemorate the 50th Golden Jubilee of the college in 2016.”
All proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to a Trust Fund for scholarships for Silliman Mass Communication students, and for faculty research and professorial lectures.
The 200-page book is in a coffee table format, containing rare photos of the college from the early years of the school.
The book costs Php 1,200. It is available at the Office of Information and Publications located on the third floor of the Leopoldo T. Ruiz Administration Hall.