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

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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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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.

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

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.

Multimedia storytelling July 11, 2008

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“Narratives Models for Multimedia Journalism” was the title of Prof Ulla Marquardt’s seession. Here are some notes on her lecture:

Prof Marquardt’s talk covered four main areas: principles of storytelling, principles of design, professional competencies required.

elements of a narrative—narration of connected events
-time
-space and location
-dramatic forms
-causality
-personification – told through exemplary characters

two main models of visual narration
spatial – separate realities from contingent parts of a single image
sequential — separate realities form consecutive moments in time

traditional storytelling: exposition—conflict—climax—resolution
multimedia packages are the most complex—combination of graphics, single pictures, photographic slideshows, video

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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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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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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.

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.