TO ENABLE Thomasians to recognize media’s “aesthetic excellence, moral value discernment and social responsibility,” the University launched the first USTV Student’s Choice Awards last Sept. 24 at the Main Building Lobby.

Themed “TV on TV: Thomasian Vision on Television,” the award-giving body will serve as means for students to voice out their views on the mainstream media, said Xialeemar Valdeavilla, UST Central Student Council president.

There will be two sets of categories: Best Programs of 2004 and Popular TV Productions. The former includes nine awards—Best TV Station, Best News Program, Best Documentary Program, Best Magazine Program, Best Talk Show, Best Drama Program, Best Comedy Program, Best Anchor (female and male) and Best Host (female and male). On the other hand, the latter has three—Popular Music Video, Popular TV Commercial, and Popular TV Program.

“The nominations will be open to all bonafide students of the University through the UST Website,” Valdeavilla said. “There will be preliminary nominations from the local councils which will be rendered to the CSC on the last day of the nominations.”

The entries will be judged by a panel composed of a student, a faculty member, and a representative from the University administration.

The three finalists per category will be announced on November 3. M.E.V. Gonda, with reports from Richard Rodriguez

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