GS students present papers on pandemic news reportage at int’l conference in Wales

Five UST Graduate School students, Neil Jayson Servallos, Katrina Isabel Gonzales, Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas, Rochelle Senaida, and Jhoana Paula Tuazon, presented papers during The Future of Journalism 2021 conference held in Cardiff, Wales, conducted virtually from September 22 to 24, 2021.

Students under the Master of Arts in Journalism program, Neil Jayson Servallos and Katrina Isabel Gonzales, presented their paper titled “How COVID-19 pseudo-events alter news decisions by Filipino journalists: A comparative case study” during a parallel session held on September 23.

On the same day, Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas and Rochelle Senaida, as well as Master of Arts in Marketing Communication student Jhoana Paula Tuazon, shared their findings through their paper “How journalists cope with the stresses of news work and while remaining creative amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A phenomenological case study.”
The said papers were outputs of the course “Communication Theory and Theories of the Press,” under the Master of Arts in Journalism program, which was offered during the second term of the previous academic year.

Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media, and Communication (JOMEC) organizes the Future of Journalism Conference, now running on its eighth edition. JOMEC professors edit three of the top four journals in Journalism Studies: Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism, all published by the London-headquartered Taylor and Francis.

After receiving comments from session attendees, the Thomasian graduate students will revise their papers and submit these to target journals in the discipline.

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