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Veteran journalist, PR guru to hold MassCom lectures


by Jameela I. Mendoza | Editor-in-Chief

 

Communication experts will discuss fake news, defending democracy and technological development in communication in two separate lectures at the Audio-Visual Theater, Aug. 24.

Silliman University (SU) College of Mass Communication (CMC) alumnus, Adlai Amor, will talk about how communicators can use new technology in the Balik-Talent lecture on “Coping with the Communication Revolution,” at 10 a.m.

Amor is the associate executive secretary for communications of Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, DC.

Meanwhile, the afternoon lectures will begin at 2 p.m. They will be given by Dr. Crispin Maslog, former SU School of Journalism and Communication director, and Carlos “Charlie” Agatep, founder of marketing communications company Grupo Agatep.

“[Maslog] will be talking about the responsibilities…how [journalists] could be ethical in doing [their] job but at the same time how [they] can defend democracy and how to to be ‘decent’ in doing [their] profession,” said Melita Aguilar, acting dean of CMC.

Agatep, on the other hand, will talk about public relations and fake news.

Aguilar also said it is important to learn from “reliable people” such as Amor, Maslog and Agatep because they can help people determine whether a news item is true and accurate, especially in social media, which is used as an information source.

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