Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The stage is set for tomorrow's D-Day

And the stage is set for the 18th Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism tomorrow. As I wrote before, this year really looks exciting with new names in the list of finalists, plus the trusted old ones in the profession. Can't wait to know the winners tomorrow.

After the awards ceremonies in the morning, some of the winners and Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) executive director Melinda Quintos would later guest in Media in Focus, that program in ANC about media issues hosted by broadcast journalist Che-che Lazaro (who by the way is this year's UP Gawad Plaridel awardee). CMFR, the administrative and technical secretariat of the JVOAEJ since its inception in 1990, has again asked Lazaro this year to host the awarding ceremonies. So, please watch Media in Focus tomorrow.

CMFR is also launching its latest publication tomorrow at the event, the only refereed journalism journal in Southeast Asia. Wohoo!

CMFR publishes only refereed journal in SEAsia devoted to journalism
Source: CMFR

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) has published the only refereed journal in Southeast Asia devoted to journalism.

The Philippine Journalism Review (PJR), which previously appeared in magazine form, will be launched as a refereed journal during the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ) on Thursday, June 28, at the SGV Hall of the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center in Makati City.

A refereed journal is an academic publication the articles of which pass through a "double blind" review in which experts review articles for publication without knowing who wrote them, while the authors themselves do not know who reviewed their papers.

PJR ceased publication as a bimonthly in 2004, but a monthly monitor, PJR Reports, was published in the same year. In her foreword, CMFR Executive Director and PJR publisher Melinda Quintos de Jesus recalls that CMFR has always intended to republish PJR as a refereed journal together with PJR Reports (PJRR). PJR will initially be published annually, while PJRR will continue as a monthly.

Click here for more. Venus and I provided a bit of editorial support in the book's final pre-printing stages, so we were able to read the drafts before it was published. It's definitely a good read.

CMFR is bringing copies of the new PJR Journal, as well as its other publications like the PJR Reports tomorrow.

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