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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, who was a UPJC member then and who was 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 well-versed members who uphold the principles of ethical journalism practices.


Executive Board

Academic Year 2014-2015

PRESIDENT: Christelle Jane Delvo

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: Maria Feona Imperial

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ALUMNI RELATIONS: Arianne Christian Tapao

VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Beatrice Anne Malveda

VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE: Verlie Retulin

VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Shara Lein May Cayetano

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEMBERSHIP: Stephen Rajero Velasco

VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLICITY: Maria Raiza Javier


Resident Members

Academic Year 2014-2015


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Camille Aguinaldo

Allan Yves Briones

Gemma Esteban

Erwin Colcol

Bryan Ezra Gonzales

Denise Maisie Joven

Yvette Morales


ALUMNI RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Beata Regina Carolino

Ma. Niña Pamela Castro

Miguel Alvaro Karaan

Nicole-Anne Lagrimas

Ylexis Kyle-Michael Rualo

Rose Ann Solo

Cassandra Tañedo


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Angelle Rose Braganza

Jesse David Doctor

Sarah Galvez

Darrell Christian Limbaroc

Pathricia Ann Roxas

Denise Valdez

Marie Ernileth Uy


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Faith Esther Brown

Mary Joy Fernandez

Anne Uriel Guiang

John Remil Isaga

Keisha Alena Mayuga

Micah Angela Nazal

Thomas Benjamin Roca


INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Patricia Clarisse Alvarez

Anna Victoria Biala

Maverick Russel Flores

Danica Uy


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Teresa Barre

Myra Cabujat

Maria Nicole Cortez

Jenele Grace Mane

Celine Isabelle Samson


PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

Nicole Agatha Cruz

Paul John Domalaon

Jhesset Thrina Enano

Gino Lorenzo Estella

Adrian Kenneth Gutlay

Roxanne Paredes

Christian Elexis Venus


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 period 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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