WRITE STUFF: PSC holds sportswriting seminar

LEARNING SPORTS LINGO. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez and commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey share a light moment with the students before the start of the two-day Communicate Sport: A sports journalism seminar initiated by PSC at The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR
LEARNING SPORTS LINGO. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez and commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey share a light moment with the students before the start of the two-day Communicate Sport: A sports journalism seminar initiated by PSC at The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Monday. LEAN DAVAL JR

Breaking out of the usual sports programs that concentrate mainly on athletes, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Monday launched a program to help champion the advocacy for sports.

PSC Chairman William Ramirez expanded PSC’s sports program variables with the staging of the very first sports communications development program dubbed as “Communicate Sports: A Sports Journalism Seminar” held at The Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City.

Ramirez keynoted the event’s opening on Monday which further broadens the linkage of the government sports agency with sports stakeholders.

Some 200 campus journalists underwent a series of lectures and workshops on basic sports writing in the two-day event.

The seminar lured participants from Compostela Valley, Asuncion, Panabo, Digos, Davao Occidental and Davao City.

Among the speakers are PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey, who oversees projects Mindanao and is a former sports editor himself.

Campus-based writers have been tapped in the coverage of regional and national sports meets like the Palarong Pambansa in recent years. With enhanced skills, student writers could boost communications during Palarong Pambansa and other regional meets taking advantage of the strong social media platform.

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