Cover It Right: DOST-NCR Staff Hone Their S&T Promotion Skills

With today's innovations in the digital world, communication, in all forms, is a critically essential component in the overall success of every workplace, whether it be a public or private office.

With this in mind, and with the need for a more effective promotion of science information, staff from the different units and offices of the DOST-NCR underwent a 2-day training workshop on 'Science News and Feature Writing" and 'Mobile Photography and Social Media Captioning" from 27-28 April 2023 at the DOST-ITDI Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) Building.

Led by the agency's Strategic Communication and Creatives Unit (SCCU), the training aimed to equip the staff with the basic knowledge, skills, and understanding of the concepts of news and feature writing, as well as photography and captioning, to further strengthen the agency's efforts in bringing science closer to the people.

During the workshop, participants did actual writing sessions, photography, and captioning, after which they submitted and presented their final outputs for critiquing.

Resource persons during the workshop were Ms. Framelia V. Anonas, head of the Nuclear Information and Documentation Section of the DOST-PNRI (news and feature writing), DOST-NCR SCCU's Ms. Ma. Christine Joyce DJ. Larga and Mr. Allan E. Palaganas (mobile photography), and Ms. Shaira P. Rapisora (social media captioning).

To close the workshop, DOST-NCR Officer-in-Charge Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles expressed her commendations to the organizing unit and to the representatives from the agency's various units and offices for completing the tasks. She also expressed her hope that through this training workshop, DOST-NCR will be continuously sharing science and technology-based information to the public more effectively and efficiently.