UP Mass Comm calls for 2018 Lopez Jaena Community Journalism fellows

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

UP Mass Comm calls for 2018 Lopez Jaena Community Journalism fellows


The 22nd Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop now accepts online applications for fellowship via https://bit.ly/2JkgFJV. The deadline to accomplish the online form and to upload the bio-sketch, 2×2 photo, a sample published work, and endorsement form is on May 18.

The five-day workshop with the theme “Sustainability Science: Indigenous Practices in Biodiversity and Resource Management” will be held in Baguio City on June 3-8. The science journalism training will feature research projects and scientists of the Cordilleras.

Fellowship is open for 30 journalists, science information officers and journalism faculty members from Northern Luzon. Applicants should be currently engaged in media, a government agency or Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Full fellowship for journalists covers food, accommodation, and transportation. Partial grant of information officers and faculty members includes food and accommodation expenses.

Editors or supervisors, national or local press club heads, a media relations/information officers of any state university or college in Northern Luzon, or a Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop alumnus/alumna may endorse an applicant. Endorsement form is available at https://bit.ly/2K8e5I3.

Focus on science journalism training started in 2016 through the funding of Communicating Science and Technology Research and Development of the University of the Philippines (CoST UP), an Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program (EIDR) of the UP System. CoST UP aims to mainstream Science and Technology in public consciousness.

The Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop is a flagship extension project of the College of Mass Communication- Department of Journalism. The workshop has trained hundreds of community journalists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao since its first workshop in 1985.  For inquiries, email lopezjaenaworkshop@up.edu.ph.