State U publications dominate 4th UST nat’l campus journ awards

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"Lumad Intensify Calls Against Martial Law" of Rebel Kule is the best special report in the 4th UST National Campus Journalism Awards.

CAMPUS publications from state-run universities dominated the 4th UST National Campus Journalism Awards with entries tackling national controversies.

Rebel Kulê of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman earned the Best In-Depth Story Award for its entry “Lumad Intensify Calls Against Martial Law.” The story focused on the suffering of the Lumad in Mindanao due to the implementation of extended martial law.

The UP College of Mass Communication’s Tinig ng Plaridel bagged the Best Feature Award for its story “Strangers: Scenes from the September 21 Mobilization,” which narrated how three different activists came together to protest during the 46th anniversary of Martial Law.

“Kapatiran o Kamatayan?” by The Benildean of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde was named Best Editorial. It criticized the hazing culture of fraternities in the country.

Rebel Kulê’s “Up the Revolution” and The Benildean’s “What Will Be Left When There Are No Rights?” were finalists in the best editorial category.

The finalists for the best in-depth story were “Bloody Kill: Tracking the Deadliest Murderer in the Animal Kingdom” by Bulacan State University’s The Communiqué and “Stories from Ground Zero” by Ateneo de Manila University’s The Guidon.

“Bakit Madalas Mag-Ingles ang Mga Pilipino? Hinggil sa wika at lipunan” by Outcrop of UP Baguio and “Dayo: Sulyap sa mekanismo ng sahurang pang-aalipin” by The Heraldo Filipino of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas were the finalists for best feature story.

The panel of judges for this year were ABS-CBN News Channel anchor Christian Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer Associate Editor John Nery and Philippine Star reporter Alexis Romero.

The awarding ceremony coincided with the last day of the 20th Inkblots, the Varsitarian’s annual campus journalism fellowship.

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