DDJ Seminar Series

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This seminar series aims to provide a venue for the discussion of relevant issues in the context of journalism in particular and communication in general. Launched in 2007, the series focused on topics ranging from the challenges of journalism practice in the Philippines, investigative journalism, data journalism, visual storytelling, to the culture of impunity.

Previously catering to the students of BS Development Communication only, the seminar series has grown to reach out to other students in higher education institutions in Laguna and nearby provinces. What started as classroom-based lectures had evolved into a full-fledged seminar series that enables the department to serve students by providing them access to a learning experience otherwise unavailable to them.

To date, the seminar series has featured notable personalities such as communication scholars Dr. Stephen Rendahl and Dr. Richard Shafer, journalists Crispin Maslog, Ed Lingao, Roby Alampay, Marites Vitug, Yvonne Chua, and Nancy Carvajal, cartoonist Manix Abrera and photographer Bogsi Panaligan.

Duration / Date:

At least one seminar every semester

Target / Beneficiaries:

College students taking up communication courses, especially those with subjects dealing with journalism and communication in the context of social issues, high school students and their teachers

Cost of Participation:


Office in Charge:

University of the Philippines Los Baños
College of Development Communication
Department of Development Journalism (DDJ)

Contact Details:

Prof. Kabzeel Sheba G. Catapang
Chair, Department of Development Journalism
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Telephone: (6349) 536 2511 local 407

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