BA Comm students to present research in PJRC 2018

Post date: 23-Apr-2018 13:21:11

Following the milestone set by their predecessors, students of Bachelor of Arts in Communication once again proved excellence of the program in Research as two studies qualified in the Philippine Journalism Research Conference 2018.Baby Clarisse Ramirez’ paper entitled “Drugs, death, and glory: a critical discourse analysis of the news reports on Duterte and his war on drugs” was accepted in the Academic research Category-News as discourse cluster. While “KwentongBahaghari: a documentary film on the lives of selected Bahaghari members” of Kim Belard Marquez, Jethron Cyrus Lavadia and Joleen Araneta, has been accepted in the Special Project Category.Dr. Shiela Manzanilla advised Ramirez in completing the study, while Marquez, Lavadia and Araneta’s adviser is Ms. Mary Jane Camarador.This is the fourth time that researchers from Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) qualified to present in the prestigious PJRC organized by the College of Mass Communication of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and the University of Santo Tomas. Vera Files and the Philippine Press Institute are among the sponsors.Beejay Castillo and Amiel Jansen Demetrial bagged the Chit Estella Student Journalism Award in PJRC 2015 and 2016, respectively. Immanuelle Espiritu impressed the audience with her research presentation on the portrayal of Lumad in news about Lumad killings in the first Asian Journalism Research Conference in 2017.

This year’s PJRC is also a celebration of World Press Freedom Day to be held on May 3, 2018 at UP Cine Adarna. / CAS Web Development Team