Silliman University College of Mass Communication (CMC) in partnership with the Energy Development Corporation organized a seminar/workshop on campus journalism for high school students from Valencia, Negros Oriental, to prepare them for the upcoming secondary school press conference.
The workshop was held last September 25 at the Emilio T. Yap Hall.
SU mass communication students, together with CMC Officer-in- Charge Melita C. Aguilar, trained twelve students from Valencia National High School, Pulang Bato National High School, San Pedro Academy-Recoletos, and Balogo National High School.
The lecturers discussed News Writing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Newspaper Layout, Radio Broadcasting, and Journalism Ethics.
According to Aguilar, the activity was held to reach out to future student journalists and to promote the college.
“I thought of making this an extension project for the college because this is our expertise. We know all about campus journalism so why not share this knowledge. This also a way to entice high school students to enroll in the college,” she said.
The said journalism workshop was the beginning of the series of workshops the college will be spearheading, she said.
Aguilar said she has contacted seven high schools in Dumaguete City for the next journalism workshop.
Lucille Barillo, campus paper adviser of Pulang Bato National High School, said the journalism lecture and workshop is an opportunity for the students to learn basic principles in journalism which will be useful for high school press conference contests.