CAMPUS publications across the country were recognized in the 2nd UST National Campus Journalism Awards, with winning entries tackling campus and national issues.
The Flame, the official student publication of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, again bagged the best in-depth news award for its entry “Tracing the Threads: ABSC Files Complaint vs. ‘Fraudulent’ Type-B Supplier.” The story examined the controversy behind the poor quality of the summer uniforms of Artlets students, focusing on the “fraudulent” supplier.
The Lasallian, the official student publication of De La Salle University-Manila, was awarded best editorial for its entry “After May 9th.” The editorial raised the importance of voters’ participation and interest in upholding democracy and ensuring the welfare of the country even after the May 9 national elections.
“Paglambat sa Kabuhayan ng Orani Consignacion,” by Malasimbo of Bataan Peninsula State University-Dinalupihan, was named best feature. The story tackled the environmental problems leading to the decline of the local fish trade in Orani, Bataan.
The finalists for the best editorial award category were “Tanga Rin Kami” by the Guidon of Ateneo de Manila and “A War on the Poor” by TomasinoWeb of UST.
The finalists for the best feature were “An Unorthodox Artist” by the Philippine Artisan Visayas of Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas and “Paghahangad sa Payapang Lupa” by TomasinoWeb.
The finalists for the best in-depth news were “Reshaping the Vote” by the Guidon and “There Is Inside Job – Valenzuela” by the Pacesetter of Bulacan State University.
Inquirer.net editor-in-chief John Nery headed the panel of judges. The other members were Christian Esguerra, ABS-CBN News Channel reporter and former Philippine Daily Inquirer senior reporter, and Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News correspondent.
The awarding ceremony was held on Dec. 21, the last day of the the Varsitarian’s 18th Inkblots, the annual campus journalism fellowship, which had the theme “Campus Press as Engine of Democracy.”