As Mindanao Daily News celebrates seventh anniversary today, we now look at various outreaches that the company has organized the past year as a way of giving back to its patrons.
April 2018 saw Mindanao Daily News holding the 4th Mindanao Journalism Excellence Awards at University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) and Centrio Mall participated by more than 40 high school and college students in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Camiguin eliminations.
Co-presented by Veterans Bank, the 4th Mindanao Journalism Excellence Awards had its first placers awarded champion plaques, while second place and third place winners were awarded gold and silver medals respectively
The Board of Judges were composed of Mr. Allan M. Mediante- Vice President, Phili Press Institute, MDN EIC, & Project Director; Mr. Ruffy Magbanua- COPC President; Mr. Uriel Qulingquing- Editorial Consultant, Mindanao Daily News; Mr. Nelson Constantino - Business Week Mindanao Editor In Chief; Cris Diaz- Executive Editor, Philippine News Agency; Ms. Teresita Baluyos -Freelance Journalist; Dr. Rosemary Sudaria;- Dep-Ed. and Mr.. Ruel Pelone.
Also held in April was a journalism workshop catered to members of the Regional Association of Government Communicators region 10 (Ragcom Ten). It was held from April 12 to 13 at Grand Caprice Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City.
It was attended by some 40 regional information officers from various offices and agencies of government.
Dante Sudaria, President and CEO of Mindanao Daily Group of Newspapers, said the training workshop aims to enhance the participants’ communications skills and equip them with the necessary media tools.
The first day covered basic topics on Journalism/Communication Values and Ethics, Effective Business Letter Writing, and PR Writing. Second day consisted of topics on PR and Marketing, issues management and Crisis Communications, Interview Techniques and Broadcasting, Photojournalism and Writing for Social Media.
The workshop was handled by experienced and competent media personalities who are experts in the field of journalism. It is designed as well to provide a platform of best practices and protocols in the exercise of their respective tasks as partners of development, Sudaria said.
Earlier, the two entities had entered into a communication partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the dissemination of government information and communication most vital to the interest of public service.
The forging of such partnership agreement is most pressing in the light of the challenging roles water districts are facing in this era of change.
Similar workshops were organized for the Bukidnon Association of Water Districts and Bukidnon Press Club.
As Mindanao Daily News embarks on its eighth year, Sudaria is looking forward serving the community even better.
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