Over 150 school publication advisers join webinar on online publishing
MANILA, Philippines – More than 150 school paper advisers participated in the Online Publishing webinar broadcasted live from Rappler headquarters in Pasig City on Friday, January 19.
Held by MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, the webinar aimed to enhance the journalism skills of participants in the upcoming National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) in Dumaguete City on February 19 to 23. (READ: WATCH: 100 days to go before NSPC 2018)
The free webinar tackled topics on effective storytelling techniques using X, Rappler's self-publishing platform, and responsible use of social media among others. It is part of the official list of activities stipulated in DepEd Memorandum 200 series of 2017.
According to MovePH Executive Director Rupert Ambil, this is Rappler's way to serve the public by developing the skills of future journalists for free. (READ: The making of outstanding campus journalists from Camiguin)
"One of the objectives that we want to impart is to go beyond the NSPC contest," Ambil said.
He also encouraged students to tell the stories of their communities that will move the people into action.
This is not the first time MovePH has supported campus journalism in the Philippines.
Last year, high school students from all over the country got a taste of what it is like to work in a digital news organization as they competed in the Online Publishing demonstration contest organized by MovePH in Pagadian City. (READ: NSPC2017: Over 5000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news)
Dubbed as the "Olympics of campus journalism," NSPC gathers the best student-journalists from across the country. (READ: NSPC 2018 to focus on ASEAN Integration – DepED)
MovePH also trained around a hundred campus journalists and school paper advisers during the Palarong Pambansa in April 2017 held in Antique. Lessons learned from the training were applied during the students' coverage of the week-long sports event.– Rappler.com