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BU’s internship program sends 74 campus journalists to HTEs

By Noreen Sophia Alegre and Jeena Clarisse Ansano

IN the Student Internship Program 2024, 74 journalism students from Bicol University College of Arts and Letters (BUCAL) were deployed in February.

They chose from various Host Training Entities (HTEs) such as radio stations, TV stations, newspapers, government agencies, and public information offices.

SIP 2024, overseen by Rey Anthony Ostria, aims to enhance students' skills through practical training, with a focus on completing 300 training hours as a graduation prerequisite.

Before deployment, the students attended courses in news writing, news gathering, and editing. Aside from participating in the official campus publication, a separate magazine and a newspaper tabloid were financed by the journalism class. The periodicals, as course requirement, were published from the months of October to December, last year.

Intertwining with the lessons in the classroom were the teachings that the students learned in publishing their own newspaper and magazine for three months.

Before reporting to their respective HTEs, the campus journalists were instructed to observe the protocols and policies that their host training entities wanted them to adopt as long as they are in accordance to the rules and regulations contained in the student’s handbook issued by the university.

STUDENT-JOURNALISTS Noreen and Jeena immersed in their internship roles, diligently crafting news stories as part of the team of the city government of Naga’s City Events, Protocol, and Public Information Office. JBN


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