Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The journalist as an OFW

"Sheila Coronel becomes an OFW. She will be terribly missed."

That is what Manolo Quezon had written in his blog about Sheila Coronel's new post at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, where she will also be the inaugural director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). Ma'am Sheila has been the executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) for 16 years.

"I leave PCIJ with sadness. After all, some of my best, most productive and most exciting years as a journalist were spent at the Center," Ma'am Sheila posted in the PCIJ blog. "In 1989, the PCIJ started out with second-hand equipment and a borrowed office. In its first year, none of its staff was paid, except for a secretary. Since then, the PCIJ has grown to be, modesty aside, the premier investigative reporting institution in Asia. Its work is widely recognized and its reporting has made an impact on politics and public policy in the Philippines. It is also a model investigative reporting center that has inspired similar initiatives in places like Nepal and Indonesia."

Read her post here.

Congratulations and good luck, Ma'am Sheila.

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