The three student writers who represented the official publication of the Communication and Media Studies bagged awards during the recently concluded Philippine Information Agency Journalism Convos.
Lara Grace Palay and Hans Ethan Carbonilla were awarded two of the most promising and promising English news writers, respectively. On the other hand, Zion-Grace Rosareal was also named as one of the most promising English editorial writers in the region.
The said event was the first time for Miagao Tulad to attend and win in a workshop.
“I felt happy that I was included in the list of most promising news writers, and it brought back memories from schools press conferences I've been in high school. I think it's also proof that I have learned something from the lecture and my course as well,” Palay said.
She further shared that the event was an excellent avenue to realize campus journalism's importance in today's challenging times. Meanwhile, Rosareal said that her win was a reminiscing moment because this year marked her seventh year in PIA Seminar-Workshop.
“The award was but a reminder for me when I first started and why to this day, I still choose journalism,” she said.
She added that she re-learned the importance of brevity in editorial writing during the event and that she was challenged to write all her ideas in the few words possible.
The event tackled campus journalism's importance amidst the pandemic, which focused on news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, trends and innovations in online media writing, page designing, science and health writing, sports writing, and photojournalism.
Given the implementation to restrict mass gathering because of the pandemic, PIA6 utilized online platforms such as ZOOM and Facebook Live to make the event possible. It was participated in by various student writers at both secondary and tertiary levels across the region.