2021 National Schools Press Conference Theme, Schedule and Activities

The Department of Education (DepEd) announces the conduct of the 2021 National Schools Press Conference from August 11 to 13, 2021 online, dubbed as the National Conference on Campus Journalism in the 21st Century with the theme, Pahayagang Pangkampus: Kaagapay sa Paghilom at Pagbangon ng Sambayanan.

Attached herewith is DepEd Memorandum No. 50, s. 2021 dated August 4, 2021, titled 2021 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) for your information and guidance.

2021 National Schools Press Conference

The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD), announces the conduct of the 2021 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) from August 11 to 13, 2021 online, dubbed as the National Conference on Campus Journalism in the 21st Century with the theme, Pahayagang Pangkampus: Kaagapay sa Paghilom at Pagbangon ng Sambayanan. This is pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 7079, also known as Campus Journalism Act of 1991, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (1RR) specifically Rule IX of Section I.

The Conference aims to

a. capacitate learners, school paper advisers and relevant field personnel with understanding of the importance of journalism by expressing it through different journalistic endeavors and approaches;

b. sustain advocacy on social consciousness and environmental awareness;

c. provide a venue for an enriching learning experience for students interested in Journalism as a career or those who intend to use skill sets learned through campus journalism to give them a better edge in their chosen careers;

d. promote responsible journalism and fair and ethical use of social media;

e. introduce the new NSPC events and its alignment with the Special Program in Journalism; and

f. showcase the campus journalistic skills of students across the regions.

Conference activities shall include training-workshops on the following:

EventSuggested Attendees
Documentary Film
a. Investigative Report
b. Science Discovery
c. Advocacy Journalism
JHS and SHS Level students and School Paper Advisers
Mobile JournalismElementary and Secondary Level Students and School Paper Advisers
Online Publication
Development of Instructional Materials on Campus JournalismElementary and Secondary Level School Paper Advisers
Research on Campus JournalismJHS and SHS Level Students and School Paper Advisers
TV Scriptwriting and Broadcasting (English and Filipino)
Radio Scriptwriting and Broadcasting (English and Filipino)
Editorial CartooningElementary and Secondary Level Students and School Paper Advisers
Editorial & Column Writing
Infomercial
News and Feature Writing
Sports Writing
Photojournalism
Orientation on the Search for Outstanding Campus Journalism ProjectJHS and SHS Level Students and School Paper Advisers
Campus Journalism Vlog

The Department adheres to the rule concerning plagiarism and intellectual Property Rights in the conduct of the activity.

Each region shall determine their own official participants (both students and school paper advisers) guided by the following pointers:

The School Paper Advisers must—

a. be from public or private elementary or secondary schools;

b. have seven years and above experiences in campus journalism;

c. have a good command of both languages both in English and Filipino (both spoken and written forms);

d. have been a trainer or facilitator of training/workshop for at least seven years;

e. have never been involved in any case of plagiarism;

f. be able to use Microsoft Office, and online platforms;

g. not be retiring from service in the next two years (for school paper advisers);

h. be willing to spend time to train and serve other school paper advisers and campus journalists; and

i. have available gadgets/devices and internet connectivity for the whole duration of the activity.

The Students must—

a. be from public or private elementary or secondary schools;

b. have seven years and above experiences in campus journalism

c. have good command of the language both in English and Filipino (both in spoken and written forms);

d. have been consistently winning in the DSPC, RSPC and NSPC;

e. never been involved in any case of plagiarism;

f. be able to use Microsoft Office, and online platforms; and

g. have available gadgets/devices and internet connectivity for the whole duration of the activity.

Each region is expected to submit their Official List of Regional Delegates (using the format provided in the Enclosure) duly endorsed by their Regional Director and send it at nspccentral@gmail.com on or before August 4, 2021. All participants are required to register online through http://bit.ly2021NSPCReg following the stated deadline of submission.

The link of the online platform per session will be sent through the email of all participants.

All regions shall ensure a parental consent for all participating students who may be included in the video recording to be uploaded on DepEd website/social media accounts.

A communication allowance charged against DPCJ Funds shall be downloaded to each region to cover the expenses incurred of their official participants.

For more information, please contact Mr. Mark Anthony V. Barcando, Bureau of Curriculum Development, 3rd Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email address nspccentral@gmail.com or at telefax no. (02) 8635-9822.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

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