Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books.

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French Translation
September 26, 2019
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Zaffar Abbas (Speaker) Editor, Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan
  • Reg Chua (Speaker) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Catherine Gicheru (Speaker) Code for Africa, ICFJ Knight Fellow
  • Marina Walker Guevara (Speaker) Director of Strategic Initiatives , ICIJ
  • Drew Sullivan (Speaker) Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • Cordula Meyer (Speaker) Editor National Desk, Der Spiegel

Description

We gather today amid a growing global backlash against human rights, democracy, and an independent press. Even in countries where we thought our colleagues were relatively secure, the news media is under serious assault. At the same time, we face a business model that has all but disappeared, technology that seems to change not yearly but daily, and issues that threaten not only our profession but the Earth itself. 

And yet... In many ways investigative journalism is stronger than ever. An investigative press has spread worldwide, and those who believe in social accountability and progress now recognize that watchdog reporting is as essential to development as good healthcare, honest cops and a level playing field for business. 

With this in mind, we start GIJC19 with a look forward. Here are six big thinkers from six countries, with expertise ranging from kleptocracies to artificial intelligence, to give us a glimpse at the challenges ahead.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

Nonprofits & New Models
September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Miraj Chowdhury (Speaker) Bangla editor/Head of program and communications, GIJN/Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI)
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • Prue Clarke (Speaker) Senior Executive Officer, Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Description

Media development is usually defined as foreign assistance to develop independent media in developing and transitioning countries. The field took off after Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and billions of dollars have been spent to foster a free press around the world.

Only recently have donors prioritized investigative journalism as an area for funding. But how well are those funds being spent? Are the models being used appropriate? Here are three veteran nonprofit managers with years in the field in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and West Africa.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

French Translation
September 27, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Gustavo Gorriti (Speaker) Director, IDL-Reporteros
  • Glenda Gloria (Speaker) Managing Editor, Rappler
  • Swe Win (Speaker) Editor-in-chief, Myanmar Now
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Description

Independent media are under siege around the world, attacked with old tactics of assaults and prison and a more modern arsenal of legal and regulatory threats, online harassment, and disinformation. Here are three extraordinary journalists on the front lines of censorship and political pressure who refuse to give in. Come hear how your colleagues are fighting back in Peru, the Philippines, and Myanmar.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

French Translation
September 28, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

Description

What does it take to succeed as a woman in the world of investigative journalism? In this lightning round session, leading women muckrakers from around the world will present strategies they used in their professional work, and will offer advice on everything from dealing with bad bosses to balancing work and family. As in other lightning rounds, each speaker has just five to seven minutes for her presentation. Come and be inspired.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

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