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Caloocan young leaders launch digital skills training, mentorship for campus journalists

Caloocan young leaders launch digital skills training, mentorship for campus journalists
The initiative aims to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the new digital information ecosystem and address the different challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

This is a press release from the Caloocan Young Leaders Initiative.

A community-based organization in Caloocan City will hold a two-part seminar-workshop followed by a 3-month mentorship program for high school and college student journalists in the city.

The Caloocan Young Leaders Initiative (CYLI), through its Media and Information Literacy Division, will launch the ​“​Kalookan Para sa Kampus Midya​” project on Saturdays, March 20 and 27, via a virtual seminar-workshop. Over 200 student journalists are expected to attend.

The initiative aims to provide participants with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the new digital information ecosystem and address the different challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project includes a two-part online seminar-workshop to be conducted on ​March 20 and 27. It will feature discussions on the urgent need to equip the youth with media and information literacy skills to contribute to the online civil discourse.

Discussions will focus on Campus Journalism in the Legislation and in the Age of Post-Truth, Digital Journalism Ethics, Digital Storytelling, and Social Media Verification.

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Confirmed speakers include Rappler executive editor Glenda Gloria, Washington Post Manila reporter Regine Cabato, Philstar.com editor Matikas Santos, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago and UP College of Mass Communication Professor Danilo Arao.

A panel of former and current student paper editors and journalists will also join the discussion on digital newsroom management and the challenges during the pandemic. They include Rappler multimedia reporter Rambo Talabong, former editor-in-chief of Ateneo’s Matanglawin, along with student journalists from UP, Ateneo, the University of the East, and the University of Caloocan City.

The seminar will be followed by a mentorship program for a select group of participants.

The overall program aims to help campus journalists in Caloocan City to develop their own stories on significant issues facing their respective communities, with support from professional journalists from leading media organizations.

Interested participants of the seminar workshop may register here.

Story pitches for the mentorship program may be submitted here.

Additional details about the program may be found on the Facebook page of Caloocan Young Leaders Initiative. For inquiries about the program, you may contact mildivision.cyli@gmail.com or caloocanyoungleaders@gmail.com.

Founded in 2019, CYLI is an organization led by young professionals. It aims to mobilize young people in Caloocan City to be active agents of community action and transformation. 

Kalookan Para sa Kampus Midya is a project of the CYLI Media and Information Literacy Division, in partnership with the Campus Journalism Lab and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines. Media partners include Rappler’s MovePH, the ABS-CBN News Channel, and DZMM Teleradyo. –Rappler.com