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It’s been a long time since I posted here. Should I start updating this blog again?


DSPC Imus 2013: Feature Writing Presentation Deck

For those looking for the presentation deck from the DSPC Imus 2013 Feature Writing Contest, here it is: (Just click on the link to download – huge file):

10 ways to writing better features

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UST Varsitarian’s Inkblots 2012

The Varsitarian invites you to go BACK TO THE BASICS of journalism in Inkblots 2012, the 14th UST National Campus Journalism Fellowship, to be held from October 22 to 24 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) of the University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila.

Slots are on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.

Register now and learn from top media professionals.

For inquiries, you may call the Varsitarian office at 406-1611 local 8235 or text Gervie Kay Estella (09263792619), Marianne Lastra (09151079740), and Nigel Evangelista (09152293635).
You may also email varsitarianinkblots@gmail.com.

English News Writing Exercise: Philippines for APEC 2015

Here’s an exercise for news writing in english.

INSTRUCTIONS: Write a news article based on the following facts. Write an appropriate headline for your article.

  • The Philippines will host the APEC Summit in 2015.
  • “We welcome the offer of the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, and Peru to host APEC in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively,” said the 2012 Vladivostok Leaders’ Declaration. “We welcome the invitation from the President of Indonesia to meet again in Bali in 2013,” it added. Continue reading

Filipino News Writing Exercise: Smuggling ng metal

Here’s an exercise for news writing in filipino.

PANUTO: Sumulat ng isang balita, base sa mga sumusunod ng detalye ng balita. Gawan ito ng ulo/headline.

  • Nagreklamo ang mga lokal ng manufacturer ng mga produktong bakal laban sa umano’y talamak na pagpapalusot ng “finished metal products”  Continue reading