Wednesday, June 22, 2005

New journalism book hits the stands

New journalism book hits the stands

THE National Book Store has announced that a new book on journalism, Campus and Community Journalism Handbook, by Alito L. Malinao, is on sale in all its outlets nationwide.

The book, written for high-school students, particularly campus journalists, contains the text of the Campus Journalism Act of 1991.

It explains the basic rules and techniques in news writing, editing and headline writing, interpretative and investigative writing, feature writing, page design, a stylebook and ethical standards in the media profession. The book has a folio of photos of major campus and community news­papers in the country.

As a teaching tool, the book suggests classroom exercises in each chapter. Dr. Benjamin C. Tayabas, president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, wrote the foreword.

This is the second book on journalism by Malinao, a veteran journalist and educator. His first book, Journalism for Filipinos, now on its third edition and 13th printing, is widely used by most journalism and mass-communications schools in the country.

Malinao was the chief editor of the Presidential News Desk in MalacaƱang. He was a former news editor and diplomatic reporter of the Manila Standard. He worked as executive editor of the state-run Philippines News Agency.

Malinao is the executive director of the Center for Culture and Mass Media Foundation Inc., which trains young journalists through seminars and lectures.

The center is based at the National Press Club building.

Malinao has been teaching journalism at the Paman­tasan for the last 10 years

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