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ACFJ’s 4th Emerging Leaders Forum Held May 18, 2009

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The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism is holding its 4th Emerging Leaders in Journalism Forum at the Ateneo de Manila University.  The two-day forum opened Monday, May 18 at the Convergent Technologies Center (CTC), with some 30 alumni and students of the Ateneo’s M.A. Journalism program attending.

fourth-forum1 The Forum was tilted “Global recession, Asian repercussions” had as  speakers on its first day noted economists and academics, among them three former government offials: former Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) directors general Solita Monsod and Cielito Habito, and former national treasurer Prof. Leonor Briones.

The second day is devoted to a multimedia training workshop for M.A. Journ alumni.  ###

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ANN peers into North Korea October 2, 2008

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The Asia News Network takes a look inside North Korea in itsAsia News Network webcast, hosted by Ateneo-ACFJ Alumni Association president Jofelle Tesorio. “An insight into North Korea’s utopia” is also the cover story of the ANN publication, Asia News Magazine.

The pull and power of pictures July 30, 2008

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Photos are an essential ingredient in journalism, and in most cases, they do pull in the readers.

Take the case of the The Boston Globe‘s photoblog called The Big Picture. As this article in the American Journalism Review points out, neither blogs nor photos are new in the online world. But what makes this particular photoblog so popular is the fact that it has created a brand of its own as far as photos are concerned.

The photoblog is only two months old, but it has pulled in some four million viewers, the AJR reports.

In The Big Picture, says AJR, the photos are “giant, dramatic, vivid images that take up the entire computer screen.”

Each picture in the blog represents a specific topic or event, and clicking on will lead you not only to a set of photos on that topic or event, but also on a long list of comments. Really, could you end up spending a lot of time just looking at the pictures and reading the captions plus people’s reactions.

Below are two examples from The Big Picture.

there are 350,000 kilometers - roughly 2.5 Jupiters - between Io and Jupiter's clouds. Io is about the size of our own moon (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

Jupiter's moon Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured January 1, 2001. The image is deceiving: there are 350,000 kilometers - roughly 2.5 Jupiters - between Io and Jupiter's clouds. Io is about the size of our own moon (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Lori Mehmen)

A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Lori Mehmen)

Group photo July 15, 2008

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Alumni participants, resource persons, KAS personnel and ACFJ faculty gather for a photo at noon of Day 1 of the 3rd Foum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism, held July 11 and 12, 2008.

Something to remember the conference by. This photo was taken just before everyone set out for the Leong Hall rooftop where the luncheon was to be held. Lunch was served by Alba’s restaurant at the top of the Leong Hall which had a view of Marikina and eastern parts of Metro Manila.

Correction, please July 12, 2008

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Dr. Violet Valdez says we’re not alumni of the KAFACFJ but Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) since it’s the latter that gives out the degree, ok?

July 12, 2008

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kodak moments at the Chateau  1771

Alumni in the audience July 11, 2008

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Carol Arguillas and Joyce Pañares at the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism organized by the Konrad Adenuaer Asian Center for Journalism July 11 and 12.

Bert Apostol of ABS-CBN, Carol Arguillas of MindaNews and Joyce Pañares of Manila Standard at the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism organized by the Konrad Adenuaer Asian Center for Journalism July 11 and 12.

KY Pung, Vasana Wickremasena and Newmond Tibin are all ears during the conference.

KY Pung, Vasana Wickremasena and Newmond Tibin are all ears during the conference.

HUNTER-LION-RABBIT July 11, 2008

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After a heavy lunch of paella marinara, calamares, and braso-de-mercedes, among others, our emcee, Terry David, probably realized that we could all use an exercise to wake us up in preparation for the lecture of Prof. Ulla Marquardt.

So we divided ourselves into two groups and played a slightly modified version of rock-paper-scissors, or as Terry said, “Hunter-Lion-Rabbit.”

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Polarization July 11, 2008

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J.J. Disini said that polarization of views will only make traditional media more relevant. With the Internet allowing individuals to seek out only points of view that mirror their own, the importance of traditional media, which carry a broad range of views, becomes highlighted. This echoes the welcome remarks of Dr. Violet Valdez, who said that “narrowly-focused public spheres may threaten common public spheres.”

To some degree, however, I feel that polarization has also become a way to counter the hegemonizing characteristic of traditional media. If we acknowledge that traditional media are owned by the rich, and thus protect the interests of the rich, narrowly-focused public spheres such as what the Internet makes available are just as effective in giving marginalized voices space as alternative media.

Multimedia and Democracy July 11, 2008

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The 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism opened this morning. Atty JJ Disini opened the Forum with a talk on Multimedia and Democracy.

Hello ACFJ Alumni! July 10, 2008

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This is the blog for and by the M.A. Journalism alumni of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ), created specifically as a venue to share the proceedings of the 3rd Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism.

The Forum is also the Homecoming of M.A. Journalism alumni from 2003 to 2007.

Welcome all!