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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Metrobank, Probe Media hold journalism lectures, media training in Bicol

By Sally Atento-Altea

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) – The Metrobank Foundation and Probe Media Foundation hold the second leg of its lecture and media training session this year in the Bicol region.

The lecture entitled 8th Metrobank Foundation Lecture Series in Journalism was held on August 4 at the Bicol University amphitheater for journalism and mass communication students with 2015 Metrobank Foundation Journalists of Year awardees as main speakers.

Sharing their knowledge and experiences are Philippine Daily Inquirer former senior reporter Nancy Carvajal, GMA Netwrok vice president and anchor Howie Severino and Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug.

The speakers underscored the contribution of their work to positive social change citing the practices in their respective careers in influencing and developing the public towards constructive growth.

The media training session dubbed “Journalism and Numbers: Making Stories that Matter” was held August 5 at the Ninong’s Hotel in Legazpi City for journalists, media practitioners and public information officers in the region.

Journalist Tess Bacalla, Philipppine Press Institute Training Director and De La Salle University lecturer led the session and workshop on “Journalism and Numbers: Telling Better Stories with Data” noting the need to understand numbers and to interpret and analyze data to be used meaningfully in media reportage.

She further urged the participants for stories that are meaningful, impactful and personal not just to inform the public but also engage and involve them to take action and contribute to positive change.

Nancy Carvajal discussed the session on “Making Stories that Matter and safety in Reportage” which focused on how powerful stories can contribute to positive change while ensuring safety.

Carvajal shared her experiences and insights on how to come up with good and powerful stories while ensuring safety from dangers that may come along with it further stressing on how powerful stories can contribute to positive change. She cited her investigative reports on the PDAF scam expose which led to changes in government policies and indictment of involved personalities.

The Metrobank Foundation lecture and media training series will likewise be held in various areas of the country to advance the knowledge of practicing and aspiring journalists and uplift the journalism profession. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571470727297/metrobank-probe-media-hold-journalism-lectures-media-training-in-bicol#sthash.2kh38lgK.dpuf

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