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Inviting all writers

Now on its 10th year, Inkblots 2008: the UST National Journalism Fellowship continues its goal of molding aspiring writers through a series of journalism seminars and workshops from the country’s veteran journalists.

Organized by the Varsitarian, the 80-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, the three-day event will be held on October 20 to 22 at the UST Thomas Aquinas Research Complex.

Inkblots 2008 will feature seminar-workshops on news writing, opinion writing, lifestyle writing, sports writing, feature writing, cartooning and campus paper management.

Invited lecturers include Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros, sports columnist Quinito Henson, Tempo and Panorama’s Nestor Cuartero and former New York Times correspondent Alice Colet-Villadolid.

The fellowship is open to all high school and college student writers, campus press advisers, high school journalism instructors, and school officials.

For registration and inquiries, contact Ana Mae Roa (09266855574) or Emil Dela Cruz (09063254523), visit the Varsitarian office at Rm 105 Tan Yan Kee Bldg, UST España, Manila, call 4061611 loc. 8235, or e-mail [email protected].

(Expect more speakers/lecturers this year for this is Inkblot's 10th year. We are just waiting for their confirmation, particularly Vice President Noli de Castro's confirmation.)

Last year's speakers/lecturers include:

Pennie Azarcon-Dela Cruz - UST/Varsitarian alumna, and Sunday Inquirer Magazine executive editor

Christian Esguerra - UST professor/Varsitarian adviser, and Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter

Ruel De Vera - Sunday Inquirer Magazine associate editor and The Guidon moderator

Nestor Cuartero - Varsitarian alumnus and Tempo entertainment editor

Jaileen Jimeno - Deputy executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and former exectuve producer of Imbestigador and I-witness

Volt Contreras - UST alumnus and Philippine Daily Inquirer senior news reporter

Michael Coroza - UST/Ateneo professor and Varsitarian alumnus, and received the SEA Write Award last Oct 2007 from the princess of Thailand

Quinito Henson - Philippine Star sports columnist and PBA analyst/commentator

Ernie Sarmiento - Ateneo professor and Philippine Daily Inquirer chief photographer

Lyra Garcellano - Philippine Daily Inquirer artist/illustrator

Conrado de Quiros - Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist and Don Carlos Palanca Awards recipient

Felipe Salvosa III - UST professor and Varsitarian adviser, and Business World sub-editor

Alice Collet-Villadolid - UST professor and Varsitarian alumna, former Press Undersecretary, drafted the Filipino Journalists' Code of Ethics as Philippine Press Institute executive director, New York Times correspondent, and book author.

Nestor Torre - Philippine Daily Inquirer entertainment columnist

Marites Vitug - Newsbreak Magazine's editor in chief

Howie Severino - GMA7 journalist, documentary maker, and Sine Totoo host
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