Inquirer.net, one of the most trusted news sources in the country, came to Miriam College to hold the "Inquirer Youth Boot Camp" on Wednesday, March 8 at Lecture Rooms 3 and 4.
The event focused on digital media, mobile and online journalism, identifying fake news, feature writing, and the Inquirer Volunteer Corps. Inquirer.net's newslab lead Matikas Santos hosted the boot camp while its chief of reporters Kristine Sabillo and its senior digital producer Sara Pacia were the main speakers.
For her part, Pacia discussed spotting fake news on social media and "How to be ‘Media-Literate’ Online". Reiterating that not everything on social media is true but not everything on it is fake, she divulged social media platforms that are used to convey news. She likewise revealed the basics of feature writing and later tasked the participants to write their three greatest experiences and string them together into a narrative.
Wrapping up the affair, Santos invited the students to take part in the Inquirer Volunteer Corps (@INQVolunteers) that encourages its members to be "active producers of content". He left everyone with the thought that each one of us could be a light in the darkness of misinformation.