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CMC chooses best student researches

Second place winner Eimor Santos with CMC

(College of Mass Communication)—A study on a Kapangpangan-language newspaper was judged Best Journalism Research at the Journalism Research Conference 2013 held March 5 at the College of Mass Communication (CMC) Auditorium at UP Diliman.

The paper, “Comusta Ne Ing Balen: The Relationship of Language and Community Newspapers in Pampanga,” was by graduating journalism student Igal Jada P. San Andres.

The Department of Journalism and the Journalism 199 class organized the conference to showcase the best researches in the discipline in academic year 2012-2013.

San Andres got an average score of 92.8 percent from the panel of judges based on the following criteria: originality, content, presentation and mastery of the topic and relevance.

Eimor Santos won second place for her study “The Missing Beat: A Study on the Religion Beat in Philippine national media.” The study earned an average of 89.4 percent.

Third place winners Lloyd Edgar Reyes and Lysa
Marie Angeli.

Lysa Marie Angeli and Lloyd Edgar Reyes won third place with an average of 86 percent for their paper ¬†“An Investigative Study on Discriminatory Policies against Persons with Disabilities.”

Headed by UP journalism professor Danilo A. Arao, the panel of judges included Prof. Ben Domingo, chair of the Commission on Higher Education  Technical Panel on Journalism; former CMC Dean Dr. Georgina Encanto; Ed Lingao, director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Multi-Media; and Prof. Evelyn Katigbak of Kalayaan College.

Eight researches were considered in the competition.