Journalism schools launch news website

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UST Journalism Society External Vice President Deniece Maegan Diala (Photo by Mariel Celine L. Serquiña/The Varsitarian)

SIX JOURNALISM schools have launched an online platform to promote community journalism among students.

The website, Talamitam.org, will produce news articles, feature stories, investigative reports and documentaries. Participating schools will produce content.

Deniece Maegan Diala, project head of Talamitam and UST Journalism Society external vice president, said the website aims to establish a network among different journalism schools.

“[We are hoping] to produce more articles and widen our reach [and influence] with other journalism schools,” Diala told the Varsitarian.

The inaugural members of the partnership include the UST Journalism Society, University of the East Journalism Society, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Bulacan State University and its student publication Pacesetter, Lyceum of the Philippines University and the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila.

Philippine Star reporter Alexis Romero and desk editor Leo Laparan II, and Batangas Press Club President Joenald Rayos gave lectures on news writing, research and coverage of the barangay, respectively.

Other speakers were Presidential Communications Operations Office analyst Maria Danica Orcullo and lawyers Mae Anne Sandoval and Abraham Agmata. M.C.L. SERQUIÑA

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