‘Digital Journalism’ media workshop held in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:22

The 7th Metrobank Foundation Media Training Series: “Digital Journalism: Does Journalism Still Matter in the Digital Age?” sponsored by Metrobank Foundation and PROBE Media Foundation was  held Friday)  at  a local hotel.

The training aims to provide a venue to further advance the practice of journalism in the country and discuss current issues, concerns and challenges faced by the profession. Resource persons for the training are the 2015 Metrobank Foundation Journalists of the Year (JOY) awardees.

Three focal persons spoke during the training with the first session entitled “Changing Media Landscape: Mainstream vs. Online/Digital Media, Is it One or the Other, or Both?” It was discussed by Ms. Luz Rimban, journalist and trustee for the Vera Files and executive director of the Asian Center for Journalism. She talked on the transition from traditional to online journalism, the roles of the journalist, challenges and benefits and the skills needed to make the shift.

The second session dealt with the topic “Embracing the New Media Environment: Planning Stories and Staying Relevant” discussed by Ms. Marites D. Vitug, Editor-at-Large of Rappler. She provided insights into the interests of the online audience, how solid stories, good sources, and balanced reportage are still key. The session also tackled how fact checking analysis, research and context will set the journalist apart.

The final session entitled, “Making Stories that Matter and Safety in Reportage.” was tackled by Ms. Nancy C. Carvajal, senior reporter formerly with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, who explained how powerful stories can contribute to positive change, and how to stay alive to tell the story another day.

Some 40 participants from the Zamboanga Peninsula Region attended the training. (ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay)