CAMPUS publications across the country were recognized in the 3rd UST National Campus Journalism Awards (UNCJA), with the winning entries tackling controversies under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Guidon of Ateneo de Manila bagged this year’s Best In-Depth News Award for its entry “Execution Day.” The story described an inmate’s last day before receiving lethal injection.
“On EJK: Not just ‘collateral damage’” by Heraldo Filipino of De La Salle University – Dasmariñas was named Best Editorial. It discussed how extrajudicial killings in the country have been seemingly “normalized.”
Mindanao State University’s Mindanao Varsitarian received the Best Feature Award for its story “Experiences of a Christian Evacuee from MSU during the conflict in Marawi,” which narrated the author Al Jay Mejos’ trials and triumphs amid the conflict in Marawi.
The Guidon‘s “Sa Ikauunlad ng Bayan, Pag-alala sa Kasaysayan ang Kailangan” and “No More Running” were finalists for the best editorial award.
The finalists for the best feature were “Interview with a Political Prisoner” by Lavoxa Group of Publications of De la Salle – Lipa College and “An URSBian Soul Inflicted by Incestuous Virus” by The Pillar Publication of University of Rizal System – Binangonan.
“Utility Workers Question AdDU, Blue Collar over ‘Unjust’ Treatment” by Atenews of Ateneo de Davao and “Scarred, Scared and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment” by UST Faculty of Arts and Letters’ The Flame were named finalists for best in-depth story.
The panel of judges for this year was composed of ABS-CBN News Channel reporter Christian Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer associate editor John Nery and columnist Rina Jimenez-David.
The awarding ceremony was held on Monday, the last day of the Varsitarian’s 19th Inkblots, the annual campus journalism fellowship.