A huge crowd of 1,600 high school students and language teachers attended the 2009 Division Training Workshop for School Paper Advisers and Campus Journalists held at the Pangasinan National High School (PNHS), Lingayen, Sept. 2-4.
With the theme, “The Millennium Development Goals Uniting the Nation to Fight Against Poverty Through Responsible Campus Journalism,” the seminar-workshop was highlighted by lectures on photojournalism, news writing, sports writing, editorial writing, copyreading and headline writing, editorial cartooning, and radio script writing.
Simultaneous lecture sessions were conducted at different venues within the PNHS Campus. Writeshops followed afterwards and students’ outputs were evaluated by the discussants.
Dr. Lourdes D. Servito, B.S. Journalism Cum Laude and KSS Consultant, lectured on feature writing to a group of around 400 students that jampacked the PNHS Library.
Critiquing of the students’ articles and selection of the best writers in each category were done by the lecturers, so as to help the campus writers improve their works by identifying and analyzing their strong points and common errors, as well.
The top 15 best feature writers in English and in Filipino were awarded certificates of excellence by the KSS Learning Center as a gesture of encouragement and inspiration for the young writers.