With their pens and papers, student-journalists from The Voice of the Sierra (TVOTS), the Aurora State College of Technology’s (ASCOT) official student and community publication, attended the school organ’s 2nd Pluma: Seminar-Workshop on Campus Journalism, held at the AMCO Beach Resort, Sabang, Baler, Aurora, June 7-8.

Attended by over 60 participants, the said conference aims to inform the TVOTS journalists about the most important concepts, tips, and ideas regarding campus journalism that will help them become better and more effective reporters of news and other important happenings and events in the community through written and verbal forms.

Discussing topics aligned with the aforementioned objectives, resource speakers from the College who are also experts in the field of journalism graced the two-day seminar-workshop, wherein they delivered lectures and afterward let the students do writing, photography, and broadcasting tasks and present their outputs as part of the workshop proper.

Here are the Resource Speakers invited to the seminar-workshop, together with the topics they discussed:

Antonio D. Bolivar III Professor, Department of Industrial Technology

Former Associate Editor, The Collegian, Aklan State University

Introduction to Journalism
Dr. Corazon M. Garcia College Instructor, Department of Arts and Sciences Lecture on Workshop on Creative Writing
Von Gerald D. Macose, MIT College Instructor, Department of Information Technology Workshop on Photojournalism
Ryan Sarmiento Combucks Multimedia

Freelance Graphic Artist

Workshop on Multimedia
Diana Rose D. Amazona ASCOT Public Information Officer

Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office (PIPDPO)

Workshop on Radio Broadcasting
Eliseo Joseph M. Nakar College Instructor

Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office (PIPDPO)

Workshop on News Writing

In an interview, Ms. Reaiah N. Codiapit, TVOTS Managing Editor said that they are very happy because, after two years of restrictions brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic, the second Pluma was again a success just like the first one which happened last 2019.

“Last plum ana namin ito kaya sobrang saya namin na maraming attendees na pwedeng pampatuloy sa TVOTS.”, she also added.

After the seminar-workshop, a surprise tribute to graduating members of TVOTS happened wherein the publication’s younger journalists gave messages and tokens of appreciation to their ates and kuyas. As a response, TVOTS senior members also gave their messages of thanks and appreciation for this gesture.


Photo Courtesy: The Voice of the Sierra Facebook Page