DUBAI – The challenging but exciting world of journalism will be shown by Kabayan Weekly during its annual journalism workshop to some Filipino students in the UAE on Saturday, April 29 at the Boracay, Asiana Hotel, Deira in Dubai.
Now on its sixth year, the activity is done for the student-writers (elementary and secondary level) to further improve their knowledge on various journalistic disciplines.
Different categories will be tackled by Kabayan Weekly staff members and other individuals including Editorial Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, Photojournalism, Editorial Cartooning, Tech Journalism, Poster Making Contest (elementary and secondary), Photojournalism, and Newspaper Layouting.
The learning competition among student-writers aims to discuss to the participants the rudiments of campus journalism, engage the students in critical discussion of the role of campus journalism in the society, and train them with the various categories of campus journalism.
“Campus writers are given the opportunity to exercise and develop their journalistic acumen by way of participating healthily and through friendly individual and group competitions and demonstrate their awareness and understanding of relevant issues and concerns through responsible journalism,” Nemia Puyot-Macabugao, Kabayan Weekly’s Operations Manager said.
This year’s workshop will be conducted in partnership with Knights of Rizal (KOR)– Dubai Chapter.
Feature Writing will be conducted by Laliebeth Petancio, News Writing by Jekah Carillo, Technology Writing by Ryan Thomas Namia, Sports Writing by Andrei Avila, Editorial Writing by Louie James Bendanillo of KOR, Cartooning by Francis Gacer and Wendell Castro (KOR), Photojournalism by Milo Torres and Christopher Eusebio, Newspaper Layouting by Mark Pagsibigan and Erick Cao, and the Poster Making Contest by KW’s marketing staff.
The contest in the journalism category is open to all secondary students, while the on the spot poster making competition is open to both elementary and secondary school children.
An hour will be given to lecture the students, and an additional one hour for working on their respective stories.
This workshop is being supported by Instant Cash, Crocs UAE, Marrybrown, Master Express Department Store, and Onyx.