ABS-CBN journalists granted international fellowships
MANILA--ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs journalists have been awarded international journalism fellowships and scholarships.
"Magandang Gabi Dok" anchor and reporter Niña Corpuz has been chosen to participate in the United Nations Foundations 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship program in New York City -- the only Southeast Asian journalist to join the fellowship.
"I hope to use this opportunity to share our Philippine experience and bring to the international stage our concerns and efforts in health care," Corpuz said.
On the other hand, Senate beat reporter Ryan Chua was awarded the prestigious Chevening scholarship.
Chua is the only media practitioner among his batch of scholars.
"I plan to do this by regularly pitching and pursuing stories that matter to the Philippines and the rest of the world," he said.
Meanwhile, defense and disaster reporter Jeff Canoy is currently attending the Malaysian Press Institute’s International Journalism Fellowship in Kuala Lumpur.
Canoy said the fellowship trains participants to become a "one-man team" during coverage and deliver news on different media platforms.
"The fellowship is all about the future, where journalism is heading, one-man teams covering the news equipped with tech-savvy skills and strong sense of ethics,” said Canoy.
Recently, "Bandila" executive producer Paul Henson flew to the United States to join the World Press Institute's international journalism program.
"Interacting with top global journalists and industry leaders is such an intellectual and cultural stimulation. I take pride in being a Filipino journalist, but this program also makes me realize that Philippine media has so much more catching up to do to become mature and responsive as an industry and in step with the changing times," shared Henson.