Sheila Coronel to receive Columbia’s highest teaching award

Sheila Coronel, one of the Philippines’ most respected journalists and currently a New York-based professor of journalism, will be awarded one of Columbia University’s highest honors, the Presidential Teaching Award, at the university’s commencement ceremony in May.

A co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and its long-time executive director, Coronel has been the first and only director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University since 2006.

Columbia has long been considered the gold standard in journalism education. University-wide, only five Columbia faculty are given Presidential Teaching Awards every year.

“The Presidential Teaching Awards were established in 1996 to recognize Columbia’s best teachers and their roles in the development of students and contribution to overall academic excellence,” the Columbia Journalism School said in its announcement.

“Thrilled beyond words,” Coronel said on her Facebook page in reaction to the award.

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