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College of MassCom
launches history book

The College of Mass Communication of Silliman University in Dumaguete City launched a book documenting its history as the first journalism school outside Metro Manila, in time for its golden jubilee, a press release from SU said.

The “Grassroots Journalism: Early History of the Silliman College of Mass Communication” book is written by Dr. Crispin Maslog, the college's first permanent director. The 200-page book is in a coffee table book format, containing hundreds of rare photos from the early years of the school, the press release also said.

The book, published by the University, was launched Thursday at the multipurpose room of the Instructional Media and Technology Center. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to a trust fund for scholarships for Silliman Mass Communication students, and for faculty research and professorial lectures.

The book chapters include “In the Beginning the Word Was To Fight Communism”, “Building a School of Journalism Outside Metro Manila”, “Martial Law Years: Bumps on the Road”, “Beyond Martial Law – Innovations in Communication Education”, and “By Its Fruits a Tree is Known: The Lives of 73 Alumni”.

Its appendices include a directory of college alumni from 1967 to 2015, a list of the college's honor students, a list of editors of The Weekly Sillimanian and Portal, and the number of students enrolled through the years.

The book, which is hardbound, sells at an introductory price of P1,200, and is available at the Office of Information and Publications. For inquiries, those interested may email oip@su.edu.ph, or lani.burgos@gmail.com , the press release added.*


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