4th Annual Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism

Global Recession, Asian Repercussions

The workshop seeks to attract the most promising among the contemporary crop of Asian journalists to discuss themes and issues arising from forces that drive journalism in the information age and those that will define their professional careers.


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Conference Program

Theme: Global Recession, Asian Repercussions

Venue: CTC Rm 201 (MV Pangilinan Hall), Loyola Campus,

Ateneo de Manila University

Sunday, May 17


Monday, May 18




Prayer and welcome: Sev Sarmenta, Chair, Department of Communication


Dr. Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng, Vice President for Loyola Schools

Paul Linnarz, Director of the KAS Media Programme Asia

About the forum

Dr. Violet B. Valdez, Executive Director, ACFJ

  • Session 1: Asia amid the crisis

9:45 – 10:15

What the global economic crisis means to Asia

Prof. Cielito Habito, Director, Ateneo Center for Economics Research and Development


Q& A

10.30 – 11.00



Implications of the crisis to Asian economic integration

Dr. Jong-Wha Lee, Head, Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI),

Asian Development Bank

11:30 – 11:45

Q & A

12:00– 13:30

Lunch: Leong Hall Roof Deck

13:30 – 14:00

The human face of the recession (for confirmation)

14:00 – 14:15

Q& A

Emcee and Moderator: Sev R. Sarmenta, Jr.

  • Session 2:Asia reports the crisis

14:15 – 14:45

Media messages:

Dominant and subordinate discourses on the financial crisis

Prof. Solita Monsod, Convenor, Philippine Human Development Network

14:45 – 15:00

Q & A

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 16:00

Country reports

Thanong Khantong

Editor in chief, The Nation - Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Li Ji

Department of Digital Communication, Jiefang Daily Press Group - Shanghai, China

Sushila Ravindranath

Consulting Editor, Financial Express - Chennai, India

16:00 – 16:30

Q & A

Wrap up

Emcee and moderator: Ma. Mercedes Fajardo-Robles


Dinner: Paparazzi Restaurant, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel - Mandaluyong City

Tuesday, May 19

  • Session 3:Reporting the Asian recession via multimedia


David J. Clark

Prof. Stephen Quinn




Multimedia Journalism: Challenges to the newspaper industry

David J. Clark

Q & A


MoJo and innovation in the newsroom

Prof. Stephen Quinn

Q & A

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:45

Multimedia news in Japan

Takeshi Go Kawasaki, Asahi Shimbun

10:45 – 11:15

Multimedia Workflow

David J. Clark

Q & A

11:00 -12:00

Distribution of story assignments

News gathering and reporting using the following formats:

  1. short "twitter" summaries
  2. audio recordings where possible (short interviews and live sounds)
  3. pictures
  4. short video clips

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 – 15:00

Newsgathering (continuation)

15:00 - 15:30

Submission of stories

Sta. Maria Room

Discovery Suites

San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center

Pasig City

15:30 - 17:00

Presentation of stories

Moderator: Paul Linnarz

Wrap up


Closing Program & Dinner

Columbus Room, Discovery Suites

San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center

Pasig City

Remarks: Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ - President, Ateneo de Manila University

Awarding of multimedia prizes: D J Clark and Prof. Stephen Quinn

Presentation of Class 2009: Diploma in Photojournalism

Sev Sarmenta; Dr. Violet B. Valdez

Awarding of certificates

Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ and Paul Linnarz


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Britt Gehder

Programme Officer