Two journalists to speak at PPCO events

Community News & Features Jan 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Two veteran journalists, Sheila Coronel and Zuraidah Alman, will speak separately in Toronto in the series of forums organized by the Philippine Press Club of Ontario.

Zuraidah Alman

Zuraidah Alman

They will speak in February and March about their journeys as journalists in Philippine, American and Canadian mainstream media. Coronel will speak on her experience as investigative journalist in the Philippines and for the New York Times and the Guardian.

Alman is the third speaker in the PPCO series “Filipinos in the Canadian Mainstream Media.” The two previous speakers were Kris Reyes of Global News Toronto and Marivel Taruc of CBC who both spoke late last year. Details on the venue and exact dates of the events will be announced soon, according to PPCO President Hermie Garcia.

Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Coronel is the Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism and the Director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York. She will assume the position Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia Journalism School on July 1, 2014, according to a recent press release from Columbia Journalism School.

Alman is a Canadian news anchor and reporter for CTV Toronto News. According to her bio posted on the Internet, “Zuraidah Alman is a versatile reporter with CTV Toronto. She has been part of the CTV News team since 2008 as a reporter for CTV Toronto. Occasionally, Alman fills in to cover the weather on the CTV NEWS AT NOON and CANADA AM, delivering Toronto’s early news, weather and traffic briefs.

“Alman has worked as a journalist in Toronto for more than a decade. Prior to joining the CTV News team, Zuraidah worked for Global TV, anchoring the morning and noon news and reporting for the supper hour broadcast. She has also worked as a reporter for CityTV and anchor for CP24.

For more info on the PPCO events, send an email to ppcontario@gmail.com