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ACFJ fellow is nominee for Daniel Pearl Award
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Kierans is new VP
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Alumnus receives Young Media Fellowship
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10 MA Journ fellows for SY 2009-2010 named
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8 Asian journalists finish MA Journ
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ACFJ fellow attending East-West's Senior Journalists Seminar
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Photojourn alumni heads Xinhua bureau's photo section
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"Pinoy Spirit" showcases photojourn alumni
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Rites honor photojourn grads, KAS director
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ACFJ student joining int’l photo fest

The works of Filipino freelance photographer Stanley Cabigas, student of the Diploma in Photojournalism of  the  Konrad  Adenauer  Asian  Center for Journalism at the Ateneo (ACFJ), has been accepted in  Chobi Mela V , the  prestigious international photography festival in  Bangladesh.
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Photojourn alumna holds 12th one-woman exhibit
Diploma in Photojournalism alumna Sheila Nicolas has just concluded her 12th solo photography exhibit at the Pasig City Museum in Metro Manila.
Dubbed "Pista!", Tagalog for ‘feast’,  Nicolas' 31-photograph exhibit ran Nov. 12 to 26.
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SHEILA Nicolas (Contributed photo) 

MA Journ alumnus bags ADB Dev't Award   
Zaky Yamani (M.A. Journalism, 2005) has been awarded the top prize in the Asian Development Bank's 2008 Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA).
Yamani, reporter at the Indonesian daily Pikiran Rakyat,  won in the environmental category for an article on the privatization of water services in Bandung City, Indonesia.  He joined other journalists from India, Nepal, and the Philippines in receiving their awards at a ceremony held Nov. 14 in Tokyo at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.
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ZAKY Yamani during awarding ceremony (Contributed photo)

MA Journ alumnus is Mumbai Economic Times' principal correspondent
Dibyajyoti Chatterjee, (M. A. Journalism, 2003), has been appointed the principal correspondent of the Economic Times, the Mumbai-based daily which ranks among India's most respected and most-read financial dailies.
Chatterjee is moving to Mumbai from New Delhi, where he worked for two years with Business Today, another major Indian daily.
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Photojourn alumnae and student featured in traveling photo exhibit
The works of three graduates and a student of the ACFJ Diploma in Photojournalism program were among nearly 100 photographs in the  traveling exhibit “Mapping Invisible Cities" sponsored by the Goethe Institute, the German cultural center.
The alumnae are Maria Virginia Cruz, Tammy David, and Cristina Sevilla; the  current student is Estan Cabigas. The exhibit was shown at the Shangri-La Plaza along Edsa, Mandaluyong City from Oct. 17 to Nov. 7 and will travel to six cities.
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FEATURES
Is the newspaper downturn creeping into Japan?
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Potentials of online learning evident, ACFJ exec says
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PROGRAM UPDATES
Changing of guards at M.A. Journ
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Three M.A. Journ courses start
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REFLECTIONS ON M.A. JOURNALISM
Students and alumni speak out

 M.A. Journalism Fellows Batch 2007-2008 with some of the ACFJ faculty during the Pahayag luncheon at the Ateneo April 11 (Photo by Jimmy Domingo)






'The degree inspires quality and responsibility'
The Master of Arts in Journalism administered by the ACFJ encourages students to reflect on the quality and on the impact of their work as media professionals, and inspires in them a sense of responsibility to share gained knowledge with the community.
This was how recipients of the ACFJ Fellowship in M.A. Journalism for school year 2007-08 described their experience from the region-wide online learning program.
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M.A. Journalism: Equipping journalists with skills, discipline, broader perspective
The Master of Arts in Journalism  arms journalists with skills, fosters discipline, and provides a chance to  reflection on one’s works and the inspiration to explore beyond one’s borders.
This, in a nutshell, was how ACFJ Fellow Isolde Amante described her experience of the M.A. Journalism.
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ISOLDE Amante (Photo by JImmy Domingo)







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Students' works featured
The ACFJ is featuring the works of the students in its programs. Among these are stories written by the ACFJ's latest batch of students in the Master of Arts in Journalism.
These works were edited by Dr. Eric Loo, who handles this batch's Advanced Writing and Reporting classes.

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MORE FEATURES
‘Narrative journalism helps tell the difficult stories’
It sometimes boils down to great storytelling.
This was a key message of Dr. Janet Steele, associate professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs of the George Washington University (US), in a lecture on ‘Narrative Reporting: How To Do Good Journalism in
the Age of New Media” at the Leong Hall, May 20.
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Conference tackles tools and techniques of online learning
How do you deal with the ‘techies’? Are lectures useful? Should online teachers have a Facebook account? Should they try to be funny online?
These were among questions and issues educators and students grappled with in the ACFJ Second Conference on Best Practices in Online Education for Journalism held  April 10 and 11 at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines.
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