THE PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM’S Malou Mangahas has been chosen as the Marshall Mcluhan Fellow for 2013 for her outstanding work in the field of journalism.

The award was announced Thursday by the Canadian Embassy after a panel discussion by veteran journalists on the topic Reporting the 2013 Campaign and Elections during the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar organized by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

Mangahas was chosen from among the panelists by a committee of distinguished senior journalists. The award was named after the famed Canadian communications theorist Marshall Mcluhan. The Embassy of Canada and Sunlife Financial are the main sponsors of the annual Mcluhan Fellowship.

As this year’s Mcluhan fellow, Mangahas is entitled to a ten-day familiarization and lecture tour of Canadian media and academic institutions. She will also be conducting a lecture tour of selected Philippine universities under the auspices of the Canadian embassy.

Mangahas started out by pounding the beat for national broadsheets during the Marcos regime, before being appointed as editor-in-chief of the Manila Times. Later, she would become the senior correspondent of Reuters news agency in Manila, and the first editor in chief of

Mangahas also served as Vice President for Research and Content Development for GMA-7 News and Public Affairs, before assuming the role of Executive Director of the PCIJ. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ).

Mangahas was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1998-1999.

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