LA TRINIDAD,Benguet September 22 – To enhance journalistic competence and orient the campus writers on current trends and developments in campus journalism, the Cordillera Regional Science High School (CRSHS) spearheaded the 1st La Trinidad Inter School Campus Press Conference held at the school’s conference hall at Wangal, La Trinidad on Sept. 17.
Said event was dubbed as SURAT or Strengthening and Upgrading journalistic skills of wRiters and Advisers of Trinidad.
Keynote speaker Karlston S. Lapniten, a Baguio-based Correspondent of CNN Philippines, urged the 96 participants to go online as 21st century campus journalists.
“Go online! Use social media to globally tell stories in your own perspective as campus journalists,” he emphasized.
Lapniten also encouraged the participants to make their school publication present in the internet. Through this, more people and even the whole world would read their stories.
In consonance with the theme “21st century writers: the catalyst of change,” Lapniten stressed that campus writers are agents of change to their respective schools, community, or neighborhood.
This is because student writers are the torch bearers who will shed light on issues affecting their schools and communities.
Just after the opening program, simultaneous one-hour lectures and competitions on the different journalistic events followed immediately.
At least seven public secondary schools in La Trinidad participated.
Meanwhile, Daniel D. Peredo, CRSHS principal, suggested in an informal conversation that this event will be an annual activity among secondary schools in this strawberry-producing town, which the school paper advisers agreed upon during their meeting.
ByAugustin A. Dao-anis