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UP hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), Terry Congjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UP Chancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua (UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other. Photo by Jeuel Barroso/UP Journalism Club
Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by …

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Call for Papers: Asian Journalism Research Conference 2017

The Department of Journalism of the University of the Philippines Diliman will hold the Asian Journalism Research Conference 2017 on 26-27 April 2017 at the College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Originally organized as the annual Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC), the AJRC is part of the department’s extension work, aimed at encouraging journalism students and researchers in conducting studies on the profession and the issues which confronting its professionals. The conference is intended to:
1. Encourage Mass Communication and Journalism students around the country to pursue research in the field;
2. Provide Journalism students from around the country a venue …

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Comm Res holds first int’l conference

Pres. Pascual discusses three ideas related to the conference theme: internationalization, ASEAN integration, and communication. Photo by Misael Bacani
The Department of Communication Research (Comm Res) of the College of Mass Communication (CMC) held its first international conference from September 22 to 23 at the UP Diliman (UPD) campus.
Titled “Voices and Noises: Communication and Integration within and across ASEAN Communities,” the event was an offshoot of the department’s National Communication Research Conference (NCRC) which began in 2012. The NCRC, on the other hand, was an expansion of its Metro Manila-wide Communication Research Student Conference which began in 2007.
During the CRIC opening …

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Call for Nominations: UP Gawad Plaridel 2016

The U.P. College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) is now accepting nominations for the annual U.P. Gawad Plaridel which recognizes Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in any of the media (print, radio, film, television, and new media) and have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service.
For 2016, the twelfth U.P. Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding Radio Practitioner.
The award is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel), the selfless propagandist whose stewardship of the reformist newspaper La Solidaridad helped crystallize nationalist sentiments and ignite libertarian ideas in …

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UP Film Institute’s Statement on the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Controversy

We, film educators, media practitioners, and students of the UP Film Institute (UPFI), would like to express our concern on the recent issues surrounding the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for the year 2015. These issues, if left unresolved, will jeopardize unity among members of the film industry and erode public faith in the integrity of the festival.
The following matters should be addressed by the organizers of the festival immediately. First are the issues that emanate from what seem to be arbitrary implementation of rules and regulations by the organizers of the festival. These came about because of the …

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Gawad Plaridel conferred upon Nora Aunor

Gawad Plaridel recipient Nora Aunor sings the national anthem at the beginning of the awarding ceremonies at Cine Adarna, UP Diliman, Quezon City, August 27, 2014. Beside her are UP College of Mass Communication Dean Roland Tolentino, screenwriter Ricky Lee, UP President Alfredo Pascual, and UP Professor Emeritus and film critic Nicanor Tiongson.
For Nora Aunor, the UP Gawad Plaridel was like fulfilling her dream of finishing school, and in UP at that.
The actress, recognized by UP as a “transmedia artist” or an artist who excels in more than two media platforms, was conferred the award last August 27 at UP …

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Nora Aunor adds U.P. Gawad Plaridel to long list of awards

Photo from UP College of Mass Communication.
Nora Aunor will be the 10th recipient of the U.P. Gawad Plaridel on August 27.
The U.P. Gawad Plaridel is the highest award given by the University of the Philippines to an outstanding media practitioner. In the case of Aunor, she is cited for her excellence in film and television.
Getting an award is not new for Aunor. As regards television and film industry awards in the Philippines, she received 52 from 1968 to 2012 as actor, producer and host.
In her recent film Thy Womb (2012), she was the first Filipino to win the Bisato D’Oro …

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UP celebrates 150th year of Mabini, Delos Reyes in September

Apolinarion Mabini and Isabelo delos Reyes have one thing in common – both of them will celebrate their 150th birth anniversaries this year.
Mabini, the “Brains of the Revolution,” was one of the country’s most important intellectuals during the country’s revolutionary period. Delos Reyes, the “Father of Filipino Socialism,” was a journalist, folklorist, politician, and labor activist.
To celebrate their lives and legacies, the international and interdisicplinary conference titled “Intellectuals, the Public Arena, and the Nation,” will be held from September 22 to 24 at the College of Arts and Letters Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
Noted scholars and …

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Nora Aunor, 2014 UP Gawad Plaridel Recipient

Nora Aunor (Photo posted by UP College of Mass Communication from http://moleosophy.com/people/celebrities/filipino/nora-aunor/)
Nora Aunor is the recipient of the 2014 U.P. Gawad Plaridel, the annual media award of the University of the Philippines.
Ms. Aunor (Nora Cabaltera Villamayor), said the UP College of Mass Communication which made the announcement, is being recognized for her “unique artistry and versatility as a singer,” as well as for “portraying with keen intelligence and uncommon sensitivity an amazing range of cinematic roles.”
Among the films showcasing her excellence as an artist, says the citation prepared by UP CMC, are Bona; Himala; Bakit May Kahapon Pa?; Naglalayag; Minsa’y …

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UP CMC students to join Japan exchange program

Senior University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) Journalism and Communication Research students Meryl Louise Brown, Angela Isabel Lustre and Edmer Maguan will join the Philippines’ 139-member delegation to the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange Students and Youth Program (JENESYS 2.0) from May 26 to June 03 in Japan.
Brown, Lustre and Maguan will join Batch 9 of the youth exchange program which focuses on ASEAN and Japanese heritage, traditional culture, contemporary culture and arts.
Organized by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program seeks to deepen the Philippine youth’s understanding of and interest in Japan. The initiative …

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