UP Gawad Plaridel 2015
The University of the Philippines will award the UP Gawad Plaridel this year to Ricardo “Ricky” Lee.
Known for his excellent authorship of short stories, plays, essays, novels, teleplays, and over a hundred screenplays of award-winning films that looked at taboos and modern morality such as Himala, Moral, Karnal, Salome, and Jaguar, Lee has brought honor and much-deserved recognition to the scriptwriting profession. He has extended his mentorship of the next generation of writers through his workshops and books.
The awarding ceremony will be held on August 26, 2:00 PM, at the UP College of Mass Communication’s Cine Adarna, where Lee will also be delivering a lecture. The event is in line with the College of Mass Communication’s celebration of its 50th year.
The annual UP Gawad Plaridel recognizes Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in media (print, radio, film, television) and incorporated public service and professional integrity in their work. Former Gawad Plaridel awardees are Ms. Eugenia Duran-Apostol (2004, print), Ms. Vilma Santos (2005, film), Ms. Fidela “Tiya Dely” Magpayo (2006, radio), Ms. Cecilia “Cheche” L. Lazaro (2007, television), Mr. Pachico A. Seares (2008, community print), Mr. Kidlat Tahimik (2009, independent film), Ms. Eloisa “Lola Sela” Canlas (2011, radio), Ms. Florence “Rosa Rosal” Danon-Gayda (2012, television), Mr. Jose “Pete” Lacaba (2013, print), and Ms. Nora “Nora Aunor” Villamayor (2014, Transmedia).
Call for Papers: 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference
The 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference is now accepting abstracts of original papers for presentation in Lillehammer, Norway on October 8 to 11.
Topics include but are not limited to the following: 1) trends in computer-assisted reporting and data journalism, 2) trends in investigative reporting, 3) challenges depending on country or culture, 4) successful teaching methods, and 5) adapting investigative journalism to new technologies such as mobile devices, drones and augmented reality. Abstracts must be written in English in not more than 300 words, and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 8.
Upon qualification, applicants should submit their papers on or before September 14. For more details, visit this page.