UP hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

 04 - 27 - 17
University of the Philippines System News Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), Terry Congjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UP Chancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua (UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other. Photo by Jeuel Barroso/UP Journalism Club Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by the UP Journalism Department in partnership with the University of Sto. Tomas and the Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Indonesia. With the theme, “The Fourth Estate: Revisiting the Normative Ideals of Journalism in a Multimedia Era”, the conference tackled timely issues faced by today’s journalists, such as attacks from trolls, fake news and a lack of freedom of information. Keynote speaker and veteran journalist cum academic Dr. Cherian George from the Hong Kong Baptist University spoke about the challenges of journalism in the so-called post-truth era. He emphasized the need to check facts now more than ever. “Facts are still... First Appeared on University of the Philippines System

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