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Press Release

Columbia J-School Dean to address Rolling Stone's rape account at 2015 EFJ Awards

Alonza Robertson
Published Date:
Apr 17, 2015

Sheila_CU fotoNEW YORK – (April 17, 2015) -  Sheila S. Coronel, academic dean at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a co-author of the school’s recent investigative report on Rolling Stone's since-retracted story, "A Rape on Campus," will be the guest speaker at the 2015 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards luncheon May 1. Tickets are $35 and are available here.

Coronel’s presentation, “Restoring Trust in Reporting,” will focus on some of the key editorial failures in the magazine’s since-retracted story about a female University of Virginia student’s allegations of a gang rape on campus.  The truth of the story created a national controversy.

Coronel is concurrently also director of Columbia Journalism School’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was cofounder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books.

The luncheon will be held Friday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tribeca Grill, 375 Greenwich St. in New York.

This is the 32nd year of the Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards produced by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants,, and judged by a group of Society members and journalists from the New York Financial Writers Association. The awards recognize national and local reporters whose work, published or broadcast in 2014, contributed to a better and balanced understanding of business and financial topics. Each year the contest attracts submissions from around the country in 10 different categories including print, radio, TV, online and books.

A complete list of this year’s winners can be found here.

Please call 212.719.8405 for ticket information.

(Media members interested in covering the event should contact Alonza Robertson at or call 212.719.8405)