The recently-concluded National Seminar Workshop provided a worthwhile experience for student-editors and school paper advisers. The basic foundation of Campus Journalism was keenly tackled on; besides, it has provided the participants with additional expertise in school press governance. The campus journalism has truly penned up the event.
Many challenges cram the nooks and crannies of the school paper business. From writing techniques to financial considerations, problems crowd the thoughts of campus journalists. How these things are solved will likewise vary from case to case basis. But, in this scenario, the attitude remains the same! The seminar has provided with a venue for these attitudes and traits to be developed; inevitably, many of the challenges that “scribes” have encountered become less tough to deal with. Being prolific in every endeavour, and being generally useful as what people may say, the seminar becomes an avenue not only of personal development, but also of amelioration of the society as a whole. It is in these conferences that the youth are motivated to become God-loving and socially responsible citizens of the Philippines.
On the other hand, it’s high time for the youth to think that this campus journalism delegation has provided everyone with an opportunity to improve communication skills the most. Interacting with rural and urban youth of today’s generation, and in addition to trying to create relationships with the other mentors of the teaching profession have provided with a wonderful experience in cross-cultural communication and dialogue within Philippine territories. The workshops are the best of all delegates in terms of initiating this process. As a result of the workshop time in Teachers’ Camp that transpired in Baguio City, everyone feels like he/she is much more able to write and communicate effectively and respectfully.
In conclusion, the Department of Education should promote the regular occurrence of these academically-oriented forums. The future success of the country is dependent upon the youth’s outlook of life, so it wouldn’t be better for them to develop into more productive citizens while the time copiously allows them with vital part of the effort to improve youth’s lives and help shape the present society.