UST Varsitarian Inkblots 2015 Poster

The Varsitarian, the 87-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, will be hosting the 17th edition of Inkblots, the annual UST national campus journalism conference and fellowship. Inkblots will be held on Dec. 1 to 3, 2015 at Thomas Aquinas Research Complex in UST.

This year’s Inkblots theme is “Rise Beyond the Norm,” with speakers talking about how budding writers and journalists can rise above the constraints posed by the practice of journalism in the campus setting.

Inkblots speakers will share their expertise in doing good journalism in the digital era, through sessions in news writing, feature writing, sports writing, and photojournalism, among others.

Speakers include author Eros Atalia for Filipino Journalism, ABS-CBN reporter Christian Esguerra for news writing, Tempo Entertainment editor Nestor Cuartero for feature writing, and ABS-CBN Photographer and Editor Jun Sepe for photojournalism.

A registration fee of P1,500 (inclusive of fellowship kit, food and freebies) will be charged. Limited slots are available to campus journalists and writers, as well as campus paper advisers, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Varsitarian will hold opening cocktails on Dec. 1 and a fellowship dinner on Dec. 3, during which the winners of the First UST National Campus Journalism Awards (UNCJA), will be announced.

The UNCJA is endowed by retired Washington lawyer Julio Macaranas, a former editor in chief of the Varsitarian, in honor of his late mother Mercedes Macaranas, who taught him how to write.

For more information, visit the Varsitarian office at Room 105, Tan Yan Kee Student Center, UST, España, Manila, or contact 406-1611 loc. 8235, 09273251557 (Globe), 09059524437 (Globe). Those interested may also email