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.

Sheila is speaking at

9:15 am - 10:30 am
Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby)

Speakers

  • Zaffar Abbas (Speaker) Editor, Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan
  • Maria Ressa (Speaker) CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
  • Steven Gan (Speaker) Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Malaysiakini
  • Sreenivasan Jain (Speaker) Managing Editor, NDTV
  • Eni Mulia (Speaker) Executive Director, Indonesia Network for Investigative Journalism (JARING)
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Description

At a time when independent media is under siege in Asia -- and around the world -- we begin IJAsia18 with a discussion among prominent journalists working on the frontlines of censorship and political pressure. We've asked our distinguished panel to give us their best strategies to cope with the new era of legal and regulatory threats, online harassment and disinformation. Come hear how your colleagues are fighting back in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines. 

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Coral (3rd Floor)

Speakers

Description

Brexit and the Trump election have brought home to the West the dangers of disinformation and propaganda in the digital age. But the daily manipulation of the truth is an old story to journalists where stories are routinely sold to the highest bidder or spun by armies of government-backed trolls. Here are three reporters on the frontlines, from Craig Silverman's groundbreaking reports in Buzzfeed of fake news, to Chay Hofilena's heroic work at Rappler against Duterte's trolls in the Philippines, to Aniruddha Bahal's exposé at Cobrapost of Indian media taking payoffs. 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Amber (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Toshihiro Okuyama (Speaker) Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
  • Brant Houston (Moderator) Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sheila Coronel (Speaker) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • Keith Richburg (Speaker) HKU

Description

Teaching investigative journalism can be quite challenging because of the depth and intensity of the instruction. But expert teachers will share tips and syllabi for how best to successfully run a course or workshop for students and/or professionals.

Special Events
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby)

Speakers

Description

Please join us for this gala event featuring our keynote speaker, renowned political cartoonist Zunar, who will be interviewed by Sheila Coronel of the Columbia Journalism School. Along with drinks and dinner, we've also scheduled some special entertainment and a few surprises. Dress is business casual. 

Networking
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jade (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Syed Nazakat (Moderator) CEO and Editor-in-chief, DataLEADS and CIJ (India)
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Description

Our networking sessions are just that: informal meet-ups where you can introduce youself, talk about your work, and brainstorm. We've got plenty to talk about on Asian investigative networks. How do we build on the important work that's already been done linking together Asian investigative journalists? What is most needed to create more projects and more reporting: an Asian fund for investigative journalism? More fellowships and grants? More nonprofits and NGOs? Stronger partnerships among established newsrooms? Come join our veteran moderators for this important discussion: Sheila Coronel, co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and Syed Nazakat, founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, India.

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