ORTUOSTE, Jennifer Rebecca L.

ORTUOSTE, Jennifer Rebecca L.

Asst. Prof. Jenny Ortuoste, PhD, teaches BA- and MA-level courses in communication, marketing communication, creative writing, and journalism. She is a researcher under the Research Center for Culture, Arts and the Humanities (RCCAH) and an Associate Fellow of the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS).

Dr. Ortuoste was formerly website editor-in-chief and head of the Digital Media (social media management) section of People’s Television Network as well as the online editor of Manila Bulletin. She has also been a radio talk show host and horseracing sportscaster on cable television.

Aside from her work in media, she has also had experience in government service and in the private sector in the fields of advertising, events management, corporate communications, and public relations, management, and operations.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2016 
  • Master of Business Administration, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, major in Journalism, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 

Research Highlights

  

Research Interests

  • Communication-as-culture
  • Subculture Studies
  • American Empire Narratives

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Undergraduate Level

  • General Education
    • Art Appreciation
    • Great Works of Literature
  • Communication
    • Corporate Social Responsibility Communication
    • Digital Media Planning
  • Creative Writing
    • Seminar in Creative Writing

Graduate Level

  • Creative Writing
    • Creative Nonfiction Workshop 2
    • Crime Fiction Writing
    • Gothic Fiction Writing
    • Food Writing
  • Communication
    • Advanced Creative Strategic Management
    • Communication Theory
    • Literary Journalism
    • Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
    • Seminar in Organizational Communication
    • Public Communication Campaigns
  • Marketing Communication
    • Contemporary Marketing Tools
    • Marketing Communication Research
    • Marketing Communication Theory
    • Strategic Thinking
  • Journalism
    • Lifestyle Journalism

Major Recognitions

  • Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature, 1st place for Essay, 2011
  • Nick Joaquin Literary Award, Honorable Mention, 2019
  • Nick Joaquin Literary Award, 2nd place, 2018
  • Nick Joaquin Literary Award, 3rd place, 2015
  • Nick Joaquin Literary Award, 2nd place, 2014
  • Nick Joaquin Literary Award, 3rd place, 2013
  • Best Dissertation Award, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2016
  • Silver Medal Awards for Academics, Ateneo de Manila University, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Opinion Columnist, “Pop Goes the World,” Manila Standard
  • Literary Columnist, “No Shelf Control,” Manila Standard
  • Sports Columnist, “The Hoarse Whisperer,” Manila Standard
  • Lifetime Member, National Press Club 
  • Member, Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA)
  • Member, Manila Critics Circle (MCC)
  • Member, Journalism Studies Association of the Philippines (JSAP)
  • Member, Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE)
  • Member, Philippine Association of Communication and Media Research Inc. (PACMRI)
  • Member, Philippine Center of International PEN 
  • Member, Philippines Communication Society (PCS)
  • Member, Unyon ng Mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

As Main Author or Contributor 

  • Fictionary: New and Award-Winning Stories. UST Publishing House, 2016 
  • “Philippine Horseracing,” chapter in Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania: Entertainment and Society Around the World. (2016) ABC-CLIO. Jeremy A. Murray & Kathleen M. Nadeau, eds. 
  • “Philippine Lotto TV Show,” chapter in Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania: Entertainment and Society Around the World. (2016) ABC-CLIO. Jeremy A. Murray & Kathleen M. Nadeau, eds. 

Journal Articles 

  • “Down the Stretch: Memories of San Lazaro Hippodrome,” Tomás Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2nd sem 2020-2021 
  • “Snakes in the Cane”, memoir, Tomás Vol. 2, Issue 3, 1st. sem 2013-2014, University of Santo Tomas 
  • “In the Name of the Father,” memoir, UP Likhaan Journal of Contemporary Literature, December 2017 
  • Turn for Home: Memories of Santa Ana Park,” memoir, UP Likhaan Journal of Contemporary Literature, December 2011 

Local Refereed Journals 

  • “The Philippine National ICT Infrastructure: Bringing Social Reform and Development Through Seamless Wireless Connection”, with Joyce Arriola, Julienne Baldo, Cynthia Diangson, Beatrice Margarita Lapa, and Rodrigo Rivera. PCS Review, Philippine Communication Society, Manila. December 2010. – AS CO-AUTHOR

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