Ben Colmery

Director, Knight International Journalism Fellowships

Colmery assists in the implementation of the program, with special emphasis on project development, digital innovation, and monitoring and evaluation. Colmery has worked on developing and evaluating initiatives in Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and South Asia to build the capacity of journalists and citizen journalists to inform the public through both traditional and new media. He has also completed extensive research on the use of economic journalism to foster transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries in Ghana and Nigeria. His journalism development career began with a training program he launched in Ukraine, in the wake of the Orange Revolution in 2004, to promote print journalism in several small Ukrainian communities. He has a M.A. in international media development and communications from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a B.A. in English literature from Albion College.
bcolmery (at) icfj (dot) org