The second day of the Student Media Congress held at De La Salle University-Manila last July 26-27, 2013 was packed with competing and non-competing workshops that were simultaneously happening throughout the day. Delegates were the ones who designed their itinerary for the second day through registering for their desired workshops. This posed as a challenge for the delegates because they had to choose from several celebrated speakers such as Boy Abunda, Ted Failon, Juana Change, and others. Add to that, the topics of each seminar were also as diverse as the speakers ranging from blogging to marketing to filmmaking to broadcast journalism.
More specifically, there were six competing workshops led by Mon Corpuz on Web Design, Jiggy Manicad on News Writing, John Wong on television production, Mark Madrona on feature writing, Abe Olandres on technology writing, and Carlo Vergara on branding for magazines.
As for the non-competing workshops, the speakers were divided into two morning and two afternoon time slots. The first morning speakers included:
● Randy Torrecampo, the director of the DLSU Student Media Office, on journalism on school grounds
● Mae Paner, also known as Juana Change, on social Media and politics
● Marites Vitug, editor-at-large of Rappler.com, on advocacy journalism
● Lakangiting Garcia, an associate professor in the DLSU Filipino Department, on fiction writing in Filipino
● Alex Buenaventura, FILCOLS Executive Director, and Bebang Siy, a freelance writer, on copyrighting
● Patrick Diokno, senior designer at Rogue Magazine, on art direction in magazines
● Carlo Ople, the managing director of Digit, Digital Agency, on digital marketing
● Marnie Manicad, director of Dance of the Steel Bars, on documentary filmmaking
The second batch of morning speakers are:
● Jemma Bagayua-Mendoza from Rappler on Rappler’s Mood Meter
● Danilo Arao, an Assistant Professor in the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication, on media ethics
● Ann Jacobe, a technopreneur and founder of Shoephoric.com, on knowledge management
● Alfie Altaga of Midtown Printing Co., on basic printing processes
● Anlex Basilio, a professor at DLSU’s College of Business, on brands and content marketing
● Alex Baluyut, a member of the Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines, on photojournalism and truthful presentation
● Ted Failon, ABS-CBN News Anchor, on news commentary
● Ayeen Pineda of Tuldok Animation, on Animation
● Red Tani of the Filipino Freethinkers on freedom of expression
Lectures happening in the afternoon were also as loaded with informative speakers as the morning sessions with the first afternoon time slot featuring:
● Vicente Groyon, a professor of literature in DLSU, on contemporary Philippine fiction
● Sherryl Yao of Rescue5 on cause journalism
● Raymond Ang, associate editor of Rogue Magazine on media consumption of the youth
● Raz de la Torre, a scriptwriter and director for ABSCBN’s Maalala Mo Kaya, on directing and scriptwriting for television
● Veronica Uy of Interaksyon.com on citizen journalism
● Paul Malicki of ALLFAMOUSDIGITAL on finding a job using social media
● Josue Jamlang of 99.5 RT on radio show hosting
● Ramon Bautista, online personality, ongoing viral in Youtube.
Moreover, the second batch of the afternoon speakers introduced:
● Boy Abunda, host and publicist, on the art of interviewing
● Heidi Aquende, photographer, on conceptual photography
● Joyce Ramirez of PR Asia Worldwide Communications Inc. on how social media plays a part in publicity
● Nate Barreto of Manila Bulletin on news writing
● Ederic Eder of GMA News on online journalism
● Chiara Zambrano, senior segment producer at ABS-CBN, on covering news
● Arvin Ello of the DLSUSTRATCOM on the basics of blogging and social media usage
With all the speakers having given their lectures, the first Student Media Congress came to a close with a party entitled Unveil at PICC Forum 3 where the delegates, the lecturers, and even the organizers had the chance to mingle and converse with one another. It is here also where the winners of the competing workshops were presented their prizes that came from the Student Media Congress’ partners. Delegates left the Congress with newly acquired knowledge and perspective on the things people have always taken for granted such as social media and also traditional media.
The first Student Media Congress is organized by the DLSU Student Media Office, in partnership with the DLSU Culture & Arts Office (CAO) and DLS-College of St. Benilde Student Publications Office (DLS-CSB SPO) and endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
KALATAS is an official media sponsor of the Student Media Congress.
Press release and photos from the DLSU Student Media Office.