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Nikkei-Columbia scholarship goes to Magtulis

December 22, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Prinz Magtulis

Nikkei and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism have awarded the fourth annual Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship to Prinz Magtulis, a 32-year-old financial journalist from the Philippines.

A Nikkei story states, “Magtulis was previously a Manila-based researcher for the Financial Times, a Nikkei company. He also worked for top local broadsheet The Philippine Star as a business reporter, and its online arm, Philstar.com, as head of business news. In 2016, he received the Finance Reporter of the Year award from the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines.

“‘I have always been devoted to telling stories using data. A data journalism education from Columbia would equip me with vital skills to dig deeper on data sets, and to simplify their complexities in my stories in a more optimal way,’ Magtulis said.

“Magtulis is a graduate of the Catholic University of Korea, where he attained a master’s degree in public administration.

“Established in 2017, the annual scholarship awards $100,000 to a student living in Asia who has an interest in data journalism or business and economics.”

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