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Welcome, new grads/alums July 23, 2008

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Le’ts welcome into the Ateneo ACFJ Alumni Association the March 2008 graduates of the M.A. Journalism program. Welcome, Erwin Oliva, Nanette Guadalquiver, Marie Antonette Pacheco and Cedelf Tupas from the Philippines, Joshua Wong from Malaysia, and Huynh Cam Tung from Vietnam.

Erwin is also from the inquirer.net and has in fact joined the discussion on the future of journalism in the multimedia age.

Welcome, friends!

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Alumni Association July 18, 2008

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The last session for the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism was the Alumni Association meeting during which we did the following:

1. agreed to have an alumni network on Facebook (which has been accomplished, thanks to Vasana).

2. elected Jofelle Tesorio as chair/president, replacing KY Pung.

3. gave ourselves until Aug 25 to draft the alumni association charter (attn: Vasana, our alumni lawyer).

4. renamed the group: Ateneo ACFJ Alumni Association

Here’s a picture to remind us of that day.

Ateneo ACFJ Alumni meet on the last day of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism.

Ateneo ACFJ Alumni meet on the last day of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism.

Buzzwords: Ultratight writing and editing, MOJOs July 15, 2008

Posted by luzrimban in ACFJ, ACFJ alumni, journalism.
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One of the more memorable sessions during the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism was the

Inquirer.net executive editor Leo Magno talks about "Transformations in the Newsroom" at the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism held July 11 and 12, 2008.

Inquirer.net executive editor Leo Magno talks about "Transformations in the Newsroom" at the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism held July 11 and 12, 2008.

one in which fellow Ateneo alumnus and Philippine Daily Inquirer executive editor Leo Magno talked about “Transformations in the Newsroom” brought about by media convergence.

I call it memorable because there was some heckling from the back, particularly the table where Carol Arguillas, Joyce Panares, Bert Apostol and I were seated. What were the points that drew some heckling:

Leo talked about how news writing has evolved in the multimedia age, specifically, he said news writing is now marked by fast, ultratight writing and editing
– breaking news
– running account
– blogging
– live blogging
– microblogging

He also talked about how breaking news was coming in the form of twittering, (the present progressive form of the verb to tweet, although how twittering can be a verb form of to tweet beats me).

Twittering is the popular form of microblogging, where news comes in one-line, 140-character spurts of information.

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More pictures July 13, 2008

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Usha Devi, Rajes Paul Thurai, Trix Carungcong and Bruce Avasadanond at the conference
Dana Batnag and Megan Marappan on Day 1 of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism Forum

Dana Batnag and Megan Marappan on Day 1 of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism Forum

No KAFka but KAFACFJ tribe July 11, 2008

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Have you ever attended an alumni reunion where you have to listen to lectures and be quizzed at the end of each?

Welcome to the (first) alumni reunion of the Ateneo de Manila University (Konrad Adenauer Foundation Asian Center For Journalism).

It’s 11:09 a.m., two hours after we started the reunion conference – Multimedia in Asian Newsrooms, the theme of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism at Room 201, CTC, Ateneo de Manila University.

Fr. Jose Cruz welcomed everyone with a question on Steve Balmer’s favorite TV show – “Lost.”

“Balmer who?” he asked.

Balmer is Microsoft’s chief executive officer . The man who said in a recent interview, “In the next 10 years, the world of media companies will be turned upside. There will be no newspapers or magazines delivered in paper form. Everything will be delivered in electronic form.”

Print media is coming to an end?

KAF’s Wener vom Busch said each time he comes to Ateneo, it feels like coming to a family gathering. In 10 years, he said, we’d (the alumni) probably be a tribe.

Nah, this is no KAFka tribe although the initials KAFACJF may sound Kafkaesque, haha.

Dr. Valdez introduced the conference.

And this being a unique alumni gathering, emcee Terry David expects us to remember the 3Rs: Renew. Reflect. Recharge.

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3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism July 10, 2008

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More than 40 alumni of the Konrad Adenuaer Asian Center for Journalism meet in Manila for the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism on July 11 and 12, 2008 at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.

The Forum also serves as a homecoming for graduates of the M.A. Journalism Program from 2003 to 2007.

The theme of the Forum is Multimedia in Asian Newsrooms, highlighting the convergence of media and platforms that characterize news reportage.