ACFJ resets deadline for ‘Visual Literacy in Newsroom’ applications

The Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) has announced that the application deadline for Visual Literacy in the Newsroom, the first course under the Certificate Program in Visual Journalism program, has been moved to Friday, 28 June 2013.  Classes begin July 1 and end August 31. 

The course is designed to provide students with a solid grounding on visual literacy. All class sessions in this nine-week course will take place via the learning management system Blackboard.

Filmmaker and academic Isabel E. Kenny will handle the course. She is a faculty member of the Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University and has previously taught at Boston and Emerson Colleges in Massachusetts, Loyola University of New Orleans and Montclair State University in New Jersey.

According to Dr. Violet Valdez, ACFJ director, the certificate program offers stand-alone courses that focus on the use of visual images in cross-platform journalism. It seeks to raise the bar for journalism in Asia through short-term university-based training designed for reporters, editors and professionals in allied fields. The two other courses under this program are Mobile Journalism, and Visual Story-telling.

To download the application form, visit the Certificate Program in Visual Journalism page (http://acfj.ateneo.edu/?page_id=1737). (With a press release)