Filipino journalist Sheila Coronel wins Columbia University’s Presidential Teaching Award

( Filipino investigative journalist Sheila Coronel has won Columbia University’s Presidential Teaching Award, which she will receive at the institution’s commencement ceremony next month, according to the website of the Columbia Journalism School.

Established in 1996, the Presidential Teaching Awards recognize "Columbia’s best teachers and their roles in the development of students and contribution to overall academic excellence," according to the website. Coronel is the director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism under the Columbia Journalism School.

The Columbia website quoted Coronel: "I came to the Journalism School from Manila in the fall of 2006... I didn’t have much teaching experience nor had I lived in the U.S. before. But I was privileged to have fabulous students and a warm, supportive community at the Journalism School... I’m thrilled-and grateful-that the university has recognized the work we’ve done."

co-founded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in 1989, seven years after she began her career in reporting. She has written for The New York Times, the Guardian in London, The Manila Times and the Philippine Panorama. She wrote the book Coups, Cults & Cannibals, among others. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with an undergraduate degree in political science and from the London School of Economics with a masters in political sociology.

For more on this story, log on to Columbia Journalism School’s website.

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