LIPUNANG AKADEMYA HOLDS MEDIA SYMPOSIUM
Posted February 27, 2012
The world we live in today is deeply influenced by the media. The Media is very powerful; it can easily influence people to do numerous things. Media has changed the way of life for people. Last February 10, 2012, the "Lipunang Akademya" club organized a symposium entitled as M.E.D.I.A.: "Mga Epekto ng Dokumentaryong Pelikula: Impormasyon at Aplikasyon". The aim is to educate the students about becoming reporters, documentary film making, and to enlighten the students about journalism. To help educate the students, the organizers of the said event invited Miss Kara Patria David, a well-known broadcast journalist of GMA network. Miss David’s talk was about becoming a story-teller like her. She gave new meanings about her work. She stated that TV writing is not mainly about the words. It goes over and above reporting. TV writing can’t be done by one person; it is a team effort. She told the students that the news is not about new things but something that encourages change in the eyes of the viewers. She pointed out that in making a good story, it must be near the heart, the mind and the gut.
Her talk enabled the Bosconians to know more about the work and responsibilities of a broadcast journalist. She emphasized that it is a work of art and not simply a profession. She added that one needs a lot of preparation and dedication. With the different tragic stories that they covered, GMA network supported them by establishing "Project Malasakit" which gives the Filipino youth a chance for a better education.
At the end of the symposium, Miss David helped the Bosconians understand more deeply the new meaning of media. She challenged them to open their eyes, minds and hearts in order to become the instruments of social change. The High School Principal, Mr. Lito Tenerife, announced after the symposium proper that there will be a new curriculum next school year that will give Bosconians an opportunity to enhance their media skills like writing, reporting, and documentary film-making. Soon, Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati City will become a media-educated institution.Click Here for More Photos