DAGUPAN CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) – Schools Division Office (SDO) Dagupan, in partnership with the city government, conducted the 2018 Division Schools Press Conference at CSI Stadia on November 8 to 9.
The DSPC is an annual competition for young aspiring journalists to develop their skills in public communication as well as to promote responsible journalism.
With the theme of “Fostering 21st Century Skills and Character-Based Education through Campus Journalism”, this year’s DSPC also encourages the use of new technology in their journalistic approaches.
Sponsored by the city government, this year’s conference is joined by at least 1,500 students from 11 districts of public and private schools. This is considered a huge increase compared to last year’s 700.
Seasoned journalists from various fields provided lectures for the participants before the competitions. The activities on the first day include Newswriting, Photojournalism, Editorial Cartooning, Feature Writing, Editorial Writing, Sports Writing, Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Science and Technology Writing.
On the second day, lectures and competitions were held for Collaborative and Desktop Publishing, Radio Broadcasting, and Script Writing, TV Broadcasting and Script Writing, Online Publishing.
Winners of this year’s DSPC will advance to the 2018 Regional Schools Press Conference to be held in Lingayen, Pangasinan. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)