Scholarship grant for Filipino journalist Prinz Magtulis worth P5 million
PRINZ MAGTULIS – The Filipino journalist received a scholarship grant from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, USA worth US$100,000 (PHP5,134,350.00).
It is sponsored by media organization Nikkei Inc. based in Japan.
Prinz is a journalism alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas and former managing editor of The Varsitarian, the official publication of UST.
It was in 2010 when he finished his Bachelor in Journalism.
Columbia-Nikkei scholarship started in 2017 and it is given yearly to students in Asia who are interested in data journalism, business, and economics.
His achievement was reported in the online edition of The Varsitarian by Laurd Menhard B. Salen and Christine Joyce A. Paras last January 11, 2022.
Presently, he’s finishing his master’s degree in data journalism at Columbia University.
It can be recalled that Prinz became part of the UST journalism faculty in 2020.
He was once a researcher of the Financial Times and worked as a reporter for The Philippine Star and BusinessWorld.
He was a former business news editor of Philstar.com.
In 2016, he was recognized by the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines as “Finance Reporter of the Year.”
In 2015, he completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the Catholic University of Korea.
He’s planning to return to teaching once he completed his master’s degree at the University of Columbia.
Prinz Magtulis is the second Filipino who received a Columbia-Nikkei scholarship.
The first recipient is Francesca Rose Regalado, a Japan-based Filipina reporter whose specialization is investigative journalism. She received the award in 2018.
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