Demetrial is Philippines' best undergraduate journalism researcher

Post date: 21-Apr-2016 03:21:10

Amiel Jansen Demetrial successfully bags the same title won by BA Communication graduate Beejay Castillo in the previous year, as he received this year's Chit Estella Simbulan Journalism Research Award during the Philippine Journalism Research Conference held at Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines-Diliman, April 12, 2016.

Demetrial bested contenders from other Universities and Colleges in the country for the award, placing students from the University of the Philippines-Diliman second, and Bulacan State University in the third spot in the conference's full journalism research competition category.

His paper, which tackles about how online media has ideologically constructed Moro Muslims in their reports on the Mamasapano Clash and Bangsamoro Basic Law, and his confident delivery captured the attention of the competition's judges noting that the difficulty level of the paper fits that of a graduate-level research.

The Philippine Journalism Research Conference is an annual conference for journalism students organized by the University of the Philippines-Diliman Journalism Department, and co-sponsored by Vera Files, and the University of Sto. Tomas. It was judged by members of the CHED Technical Panel on Journalism, and attended by both Journalism undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty from all over the Philippines.

Demetrial was supervised by Mr. Nicanor L. Guinto, who is also Castillo's research adviser.