COMGUILD (The Center for Journalism)

Junior and Senior BatStateU Development Communication students joined the 5th Annual Conference of Journalism and Mass Communication students of the Philippines which was held at AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Aug. 1, 2010.

The said conference was organized by COMGUILD “The Center for Journalism”, which aimed to unify the communication students all over the country and presents different opportunities in their chosen field. The event was hosted by GMA7 news anchor and reporter Joey Villarama, Bernadette Reyes and Raffy Tima with the theme “Pursuit of Mass Media towards Responsible Broadcast Journalism.”

The guest speakers were Mr. Doland Castro, a veteran reporter of ABS-CBN, Ms. Mariz Umali, news anchor and reporter of GMA7, Mr. Jeremy Torr, the managing editor of Discovery Channel and Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo, a documentaries and reporter of GMA7.

The speakers/lecturers shared knowledge and experienced then presented different outputs in benefits of the students as the future broadcast journalism. As what Mr. Doland Castro remarked, “a broadcast journalist makes news to extend help and be a journalist for a right reason.”

Mr. Jeremy Torr received his plaque of recognition.

The said conference highlighted the awarding of the 2010 Best Male/Female Field Reporter, the 2010 Most Outstanding Male/Female News Presenter and the Hall Of Fame Award.

Mr. Anthony Taberna (ABS-CBN) awarded as 2010 Best Male Field Reporter and Ms. Ina Reformina for 2010 Best Female Field Reporter. Mr. Ted Failon (ABS-CBN) awarded as the Most Outstanding Male News Presenter and Ms. Karen Davila (ABS-CBN) for the 2010 Most Outstanding Female News Presenter while Ms.Mel Tiangco (GMA7) got the First Hall of Fame Award.

Meanwhile, the awarding of certificates to the judges and to the participants was also given.

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