TO PROMOTE press excellence and foster camaraderie among campus journalists all over the country, the Varsitarian, the 81-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, will hold Inkblots 2009: the 11th UST National Campus Journalism Fellowship, from October 21 to 23 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, UST, España, Manila.

The fellowship will consist of seminars on news writing, sports writing, investigative reporting, features writing, culture and lifestyle writing, opinion or column writing, and parallel sessions on writing for broadcast, cartooning and lay-outing, among others.

Inkblots is open to all student writers, campus press advisers, high school journalism instructors, and school officials. A registration fee of P1,000 will be collected from each fellow. This will cover the seminar kit, t-shirt and meals during the three-day activity. This will also include buffer dinner during the opening and closing ceremonies.

Invited resource speakers include Cesar Apolinario, Sandra Aguinaldo (news reporters, GMA Network), Conrado de Quiros (columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer), Nestor Cuartero (entertainment editor, Tempo), Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo (vice-president for public affairs, UP-Diliman), Roberto Añonuevo (Don Palanca Memorial Awards Hall of Famer and vice chairperson of UMPIL), Alice Colet-Villadolid (former New York Times and Newsweek correspondent), among others.

For information and pre-registration, visit the Varsitarian office at Room 105, Ground Floor, UST-Tan Yan Kee Student Center, or call (02) 406-1611 loc. 8235 and look for Luigi Alfonso (0916.550.4395) or Mark Francisco (0905.243.4808).

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