Report by Pacific Media Centre

Professor Crispin Maslog (centre) with Dr David Robie (right) in Dubai last year. Image: PMC

Event date and time: 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 09:0012:30

The University of Santo Tomas Journalism programme of the Department of Communication and Media Studies and the UST Journalism Society have joined with the Pacific Media Centre to co-organise back-to-back lectures featuring two veterans in Asian journalism and journalism/communication research in Manila,. Philippines, next month.

One is a lecture on Martial Law and Philippine journalism for millennial journalists by Dr Crispin Maslog. Dr Maslog is an alumnus (1955, magna cum laude [Faculty of Philosophy and Letters]) of the UST Journalism program, a product of The Varsitarian, and professor emeritus of the University of the Philippines College of Development Communication in Los Baños, Laguna. Dr Maslog has published numerous books on communication and journalism in the Philippines. He is currently chair of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Manila. For his lecture from 9 to 10:30 am, Dr Maslog will orient journalism students about Martial Law and how journalists covered the event.

Afterwards, Dr. Maslog will give a soft launch of his book Grassroots Journalism.

From 11 am to 12:15 pm, director Dr. David Robie of the Pacific Media Centre of Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will give a visiting lecturer’s presentation on Asia Pacific Report: A campus-based journalism digital strategy. Dr Robie founded the PMC as a media resource and research center on journalism in the Oceania region and, by extension, the Asia-Pacific region. This full professor of AUT’s School of Communication Studies had authored numerous books on South Pacific media and politics. Dr Robie is founding editor of the research journal Pacific Journalism Review and previously headed the journalism programmes of the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of South Pacific (Fiji).

This day-long event is a springboard for UST Journalism’s prospective partnership with the Pacific Media Centre.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.