MassCom Launches History Book on its 50th Anniversary

MassCom Launches History Book on its 50th Anniversary

In time for its Golden Jubilee, the College of Mass Communication is launching a book documenting its history as the first journalism school outside Metro Manila.

Titled “Grassroots Journalism: Early History of the Silliman College of Mass Communication,” the book is written by Dr. Crispin C. Maslog, the college’s first permanent director. The 200-page book is in a coffee table book format, containing hundreds of rare photos from the early years of the school.

The book, published by the University, will be launched on August 25 at the Multipurpose Room of the Instructional Media and Technology Center.

All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to a Trust Fund for scholarships for Silliman Mass Communication students, and for faculty research and professorial lectures.

The book includes the following chapters:

  1. In the Beginning the Word Was To Fight Communism
  2. Building a School of Journalism Outside Metro Manila
  3. Martial Law Years: Bumps on the Road
  4. Beyond Martial Law – Innovations in Communication Education
  5. By Its Fruits a Tree is Known: The Lives of 73 Alumni

Its appendices include a directory of College Alumni from 1967 to 2015, a list of the College’s honor students, a list of editors of The Weekly Sillimanian and Portal, and the number of students enrolled through the years.

The book, which is hardbound, sells at an introductory price of Php 1,200.  It is available at the Office of Information and Publications located on the third floor of the Leopoldo T. Ruiz Administration Hall.  For inquiries, email:  [email protected] or [email protected]