Online Campus Journalism by Smart Communications Inc. (SMART)

Last December 8-10, I was in Cebu City not to cover an event but as a speaker in a workshop attended by 30 students from various colleges and universities in Cebu. The seminar and workshop entitled Online Campus Journalism was organized by Smart Communications Inc. (SMART) as part of its efforts in promoting campus journalism and online content generation. The event aimed to educate student journalists of the potentials of the Internet and new media as effective channels of campus journalism.

My talk was on Video production and video blogging. I shared with the student journalists and professors my expert opinion and practical advice on pre-production, shooting and video editing techniques. Since they are campus journalists, considering that they may have or not have professional equipment, I also included talk on vlogging using camera phone, uploading to the web and optimizing the post with simple story and title.

Thanks to Ms. Nick Wilwayco, Manager of Online Services/e-Publishing of the Public Affairs Group of Smart Communications Inc. for believing that working with me was an invaluable learning experience for the participating young writers.

Buddy Gancenia is a Corporate and Training video producer in the Philippines.

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