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The UP Journalism Club, or UPJC as it's more popularly known, is an academic organization based in the College of Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.


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History

The UP Journalism Club had its beginnings at the former College of Arts and Sciences in UP Diliman on October, 1954. At that time there was no College of Mass Communication and the potential of harnessing communication as an industrial tool was still untapped. Then Dean Armando Malay was its adviser, and one of its founding members was Communist Party of the Philippines Chairperson Jose Maria Sison.

The early JC was very much in the fore of student involvement, which reached its peak in the ‘60s - or the First Quarter Storm the first period of mass action and student involvement. UPJC not only came out with the Krisis, a Filipino newsletter, but also played an active part in the call for an autonomous Mass Communication Institute. Its efforts saw its fulfillment in 1968.

The tantamount suppression of people’s rights during the country's Martial Law period also took toll on the once outspoken club. UPJC then concentrated on its internal affairs, working for a stronger and a more unified body. Its tradition of criticism and analysis, nevertheless, continued.

By the ‘80s, UPJC found itself on the fore for campaigning for the restoration of the University Student Council, and for student representation in the Board of Regents. The first chairperson of the newly restored council was Malou Mangahas, a UPJC member then, who also became Editor-in-Chief of the Manila Times.


Mission

The UP Journalism Club is committed to the promotion of the professional and ethical standards in journalism through its tradition of critical thought and action.

Vision

The formation of educated and skilled members who uphold the principles of professional and ethical journalism.

Executive Board

Academic Year 2016-2017


PRESIDENT: Paul Domalaon

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: Bryan Gonzales

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ALUMNI RELATIONS: Pamela Castro

VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Nicole-Anne Lagrimas

VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE: Faith Brown

VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Christian Venus

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEMBERSHIP: Darien Bas

VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLICITY: Nica Cruz

Resident Members

Academic Year 2016-2017


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Allan Yves Briones

Meeko Angela Camba

Frances Espeso

Kenneth Gutlay

Maria Luisa Morales

Ma. Luisa Pineda

Thomas Benjamin Roca

Denise Valdez


ALUMNI RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Tessa Barre

Denver Fajanilan

Denise Maisie Joven

Ephraim Murro

Path Roxas

Marie Uy


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Anna Biala

Jesse Doctor

Gino Estella

Sarah Galvez

Dani Nakpil

Arvin Carlo Sicat

Cass Tanedo

Ian Tapao


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Bernadean Rabaja

Laine Marie Bringuelo

Kenrick Buduan

Gemma Esteban

Anne Uriel Guiang

Mikko Ringia

Rose Ann Solo

INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Red Carao

Alyssa Divina

Kenneth Leonardo

Julia Maano

Crisyl Ursabia

Alyana Vinluan

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Alyanna Chio

Margarette Espiridion

Jerome Ignacio

John Remil Isaga

Feli Recto

Jenele Grace Mane

Cindy Zuniga

PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

Angelle Rose Braganza

Renee Cuisia

Misty Pegram

Margarette Reyes

Chin Samson

Gabriel Sante

Terrence Tolentino

Alumni and Resident Members

Since its founding, UPJC continues the tradition of critical thought and action as more and more members and alumni are shining in their chosen careers in journalism. Among its distinguished alumni are the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Tina Dumlao, Chelo Formoso, Jun Engracia, Chato Garcellan, Margie Espino, Cathy Cañares-Yamsuan, Martin Marfil, and Abel Ulanday, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility Deputy Director and PJR Reports Editor Luis Teodoro, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas and Multimedia Director Ed Lingao, Socorro Salcedo of the Philippine Star, Chit Estella-Simbulan formerly of Pinoy Times, Yvonne Chua of VERA Files, Marites Vitug formerly of Newsbreak, Cosmopolitan Philippines' Claire Betita-Samson, GMA 7’s Joseph Morong, Dano Tingcungco and Grace dela Peña, ABS-CBN’s Lynda Jumilla, former UP Dean of Student Affairs Armando Malay, former Press Secretary Rod Reyes, Ifugao Representative Teodoro Baguilat Jr., and BBFischer and Co. Director Pomona Caccam.


Activities

Campus Journalism Workshop

Since 1994, UPJC has been conducting journalism workshops for elementary and high school students in various parts of the country. As the flagship activity of UPJC to promote and develop campus journalism, the Campus Journalism Workshop or CJW had been held in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Marinduque, Quezon, La Union, Batangas, Mindoro, Pangasinan, Laguna, and recently in selected Metro Manila schools. Over 200 high school students participate in this event.


Beyond

“Beyond” is UPJC's semestral newsletter. This compilation showcases the JCers’ talents in news writing, investigative reporting, feature writing and editorial writing. Beyond has a circulation of over 500 and is distributed all over UP Diliman.


Krisis

"Krisis" is a newsletter released whenever pressing national and/or international issues emerge. It also serves as a venue where the organization releases its statements. View the latest issue of Krisis here


Journeys

"Journeys" is an annual literary folio released to show the creative writing prowess of its members. You can view the latest version of Journeys here


Alternative Classroom Learning Experience

Every semester, UP Diliman holds the Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) to provide the students with relevant knowledge not normally taught in classrooms. UPJC has been participating in the ACLE to offer the UP students a glimpse of what the real world of journalism is about.


UPJC/Inquirer Current Events Quiz Show

Every academic year the club organizes a Quiz Show which aims to promote social awareness among the students, as this will measure the amount of relevant information known to the students and will encourage them to learn more about their surroundings.


Symposia

UPJC holds fora, discussions and symposia tackling current and relevant social issues.


Membership

Membership is open to all students of UP Diliman. Aspiring members would have to go through an application process before becoming resident members of the club. The residents members of the club are called "JCers".


See Also

Official Website

Facebook page

Twitter account

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