Cagayan de Oro: Over 5K studes convene in Oro for National Schools Press Conference


The National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) returns after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic in Cagayan de Oro City with over 5,000 delegates from across the Philippines.

Participants hail from the different public and private elementary and secondary schools to compete in both individual and group events.

Individual contests are news, feature, editorial, sports, copyreading and headline writing; and science and technology, photojournalism, editorial cartooning, and column writing.

While group events are radio scriptwriting and broadcasting, TV scriptwriting and broadcasting, collaborative desktop publishing, and online publishing.

Meanwhile, organizers also introduced a concurrent session dedicated to mobile journalism, reflecting the rapidly evolving landscape of media and its importance in the world of reporting.

NSPC is a vital annual event, aligned with Republic Act 7079, known as the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 that focuses on promoting the growth and development of campus press, nurturing a new generation of skilled and responsible journalists.

This year’s theme is “From Campus Journalism to Real-World Journalism: Shaping Minds from Schools to Societies,” aimed at fostering deeper understanding of journalism’s role in positively influencing society.

Moreover, NSPC coincides with the National Festival of Talents (NFOT) in Northern Mindanao, providing young talents from all over the country with a holistic platform to showcase their diverse range of skills and abilities.

The week-long conference will run until July 21, 2023. It is hosted by the Department of Education Region 10 and the DepEd Division of Cagayan de Oro.

(News and photo courtesy of CIO CDO)

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