Community Journalism Workshop

The Community Journalism Workshop (CJW) is an expansion of UPJC’s flagship program since 1995.

Formerly known as the Campus Journalism Workshop, the program aims to equip students, non-government organizations and grassroots communities with the fundamental concepts, ethics and techniques in journalism in hopes that it would help them appreciate the field and its importance in society.

The new and expanded CJW draws its importance from its mandate to address media illiteracy and equip communities with the journalistic skills and techniques they need to convey the state of their community to a broader audience.

Current modules cover news writing, feature writing, editorial and opinion writing, editorial cartooning, sports writing, science reporting, copyediting and headline writing, photojournalism, radio broadcasting, publication design and layout as well as media ethics.

With the struggles brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, UPJC made CJW virtually accessible to campus journalists still fiercely fulfilling their mandate. On-site lectures and activities were modified, adapting them to a remote learning setup with synchronous lectures, roundtable discussions and asynchronous activities.

Where we have been

Through the organization’s flagship program, UPJC has reached the following provinces:

  • Baguio
  • La Union
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Pangasinan
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Quezon
  • Mindoro
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Sur
  • Bacolod
  • Negros Occidental
  • Sulu

UPJC holds CJW Naga

Thirty-one aspiring student journalists from St. Joseph School, Naga City attended the UP Journalism Club’s Campus Journalism Workshop…