October 4, 2016 — The Journalism Department of the College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines has extended its call for fellows to the 20th Graciano Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop. The new deadline for submission of applications is on Oct. 30, 2016.
The Workshop has also been moved to November 27 to December 2, 2016. Full fellowships, which cover travel, food and accommodation expenses, are available to practicing community journalists.
With the theme “Science Journalism: Contextualizing Science Reporting for Philippine Communities,” the workshop will enrich the fellows’ appreciation of the various areas of the science beat and will introduce them to new tools and techniques of science reporting, including data visualization.
Funded through an emerging interdisciplinary research program (EIDRP) on Communicating Science and Technology Research and Development in UP (CoST-UP) of the UP System, this year’s workshop aims to train 20 science journalists from the print, broadcast and online media, including four regional information officers of government science offices and one regional reporter of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
Applicants should have at least two years of media work experience and are still currently engaged in journalism. They must submit an application letter or letter of intent; brief biographical sketch with a 2×2 mug shot and a curriculum vitae (CV), two published/broadcast news reports; a story plan for an in-depth local science story, an endorsement from their editor, local press club president or a Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop alumnus/alumna.
Applications may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through post mail addressed to the Project Director, 20th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Science Journalism, Department of Journalism, College of Mass Communication, Ylanan Rd., UP Diliman, Quezon City.
For inquiries, call Mr. Alex Tamayo at the CMC Office of Research and Publication at UP Trunkline 981-8500 local 2668 or Prof. Teresa S. Congjuico, Project Director of the 20th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop, at the CMC Office of the College Secretary, local 2662.