Last February 5, 2013, my daughter participated in the (Region V) Regional Elementary Schools Press Conference at the Sto. Domingo Central School in Sto. Domingo, Albay.
According to the Department of Education Region V Regional Memorandum no. 4, s. 2013,
With the theme, Campus Journalists: Championing Ethics in Social Media, the Conference aims to:
- promote understanding among campus journalists/participants the importance of journalism by expressing it through different journalistic endeavors and approaches;
- sustain advocacy on social consciousness;
- provide a venue for an enriching learning experience for pupils interested in pursuing journalism as a career;
- promote responsible journalism and fair and ethical use of social media; and
- enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions.
She joined the individual contest in feature writing (English category), where the participants were asked to write about their personal experiences with social media.