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The DepEd Campus Journalism Program

Josefina R. Bugayong-Mariano
Supervising Administrative Officer Bureau of Secondary Education

Campus Journalism (CJ) Act of 1991 Republic Act No. 7079

development and promotion of Campus Journalism (CA) and other
related purpose. This is an act providing for the

Declaration of Policy

To uphold and protect the freedom of the press even at the campus level To promote the development and growth of CA as a means of
Strengthening ethical values Encouraging critical and creative thinking, and Developing moral character and personal discipline of the Filipino youth.

Declaration of Policy

The State (through the Department of Education) shall undertake various programs and projects aimed at

Improving journalistic skills of students, and

Promoting responsible and free journalism.

The DepEd CJ Program & Projects at the School Level

Organization of the Editorial Board & Student Publication Staff

School paper preparation and publication

English & Filipino Classes

Special Program in Journalism


School Press Conference/Contests

SPJ Desired Result Capable and responsible student-writers and teacheradvisers committed to quality campus journalism and broadcast media

Special Program in Journalism (SPJ)

The SPJ is a four-year course in Journalism at the secondary level.

It is designed to develop the learners skills required in mass communication (journalism and broadcast media). Its main focus is primarily to engage the learners in the different activities to hone their journalistic and broadcasting skills.

Objectives of SPJ

SPJ aims to:

Identify areas of development in various aspects of journalism/broadcast media; Nurture talents in journalism/broadcast media through activities requiring critical & creative thinking; Strengthen ethical values on responsible journalism/broadcast media and freedom of the press; and Enhance their skills and competencies in journalism/broadcast media.

Subjects, Time Allotment & Unit Credit (Proposed)

Journalism 1: Basic Journalism Advanced English I: Reading - Writing Journalism 2: Developmental Journalism Advanced English II: Public Speaking Journalism 3: Investigative Reporting Advanced English III: Research & Technical Writing Journalism 4: Online Publication

300 300 300 300 300 300 300

Unit Credit
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Advanced English IV: On-the-Job Training



Program of Activities
Preparation of Curriculum Documents YI SY 2008-2009 Y II SY 2009-2010 Y III SY 2010-2011 Y IV SY 2011-2012 Pilot M&E/Revision/ Roll out Finalization 2009-2010 2010-2011











National Schools Press Conference SY 2008- 2009

Schedule: February 15-21, 2009 Venue: Division of Naga City, Region V


Climate Change: A Call for Responsible Campus Journalism




promote awareness and understanding of climate change through varied journalistic approaches; demonstrate commitment to support programs and advocate for community initiatives to ward off the negative effects of climate change through responsible journalism; and enhance journalistic competencies through friendly individual and group competitions.

Regional Schools Press Conferences (RSPC)

The Regional Schools Press Conferences (RSPC) shall be conducted from October

to December 15, 2008.

The regions are advised to craft a theme

based on the national theme: Climate Change: A Call for Responsible Campus Journalism

Submission of School Paper Regional Entries

Deadline for submission of regional entries on School Papers for Group Contest shall be on

January 9, 2009, 5:00 P.M.

Strictly no extension on the late submission.

Registration Fee

A registration fee of Three Thousand Pesos (PhP3,000.00) shall be charged each participant to the NSPC payable in check or in cash to the host division Naga City.
The first meal (dinner) shall be served on February 15 and the last meal (morning snacks) on February 21, 2009.


the top 3 regional winners in each of the 7 categories, Elementary and Secondary, English and Filipino in Individual Writing Contest.
84 Campus Journalists per Region 84 School Paper Advisers per Region

14 participants (7 elementary and 7 secondary) and four coaches (2 elementary and 2 secondary) of the radio broadcast and scriptwriting contests from the regional winners.
14 Campus Journalists per Region 4 School Paper Advisers per Region

Criteria for Radio Broadcast


Percentage 30

Application of broadcast journalism principles Broadcast form of writing Clear & logical organization of news scripts

Delivery & Presentation


Clear presentation of items Modulation, volume & quality Confidence

Creativity Uniqueness




Overall audience appeal Effect