2016 Global Health Reporting Contest

The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

In its third year, ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aimed to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

News Corp Media Fellowship for Indian Journalists

We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

ICFJ will bring two Indian journalists to Washington, D.C., and to the News Corp headquarters in New York. The selected journalists, News Corp Fellows, will spend a month in the United States, primarily at the News Corp headquarters, learning the key elements of a digital newsroom, from integration to product development to video production.

Journalists, editors and newsroom leaders are welcome to apply.

South and Central Asia Digital Media Co-Op

The deadline for applying to this program has passed.

In the spring of 2016 the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) implemented a program for South and Central Asia journalists that aimed to build bridges between South and Central Asia and U.S. media outlets. The opportunity exposed participating journalists to professional counterparts and practices in the United States and advance storytelling techniques rooted in social media, enabling journalists to produce work that engages youth in their countries.

Mini P. Thomas’ story, "The Cut and the Hurt," sheds light on the rarely discussed physical and emotional travails of women forced to undergo genital mutilation, a traditional practice among some Shia groups in both the Indian countryside and cities.

Priyanka Dubey is an intrepid investigative reporter who has turned a spotlight on issues such as human trafficking and gender violence in her native India. She has traveled across the country, often at great personal risk, breaking major stories about rapes, kidnappings, and gender discrimination.

Oct 142015

Award-Winning Stories Illuminate Health Challenges Faced by Children and Women

From Brazil’s “crack-baby” epidemic to a mobile-phone app that is saving the lives of pregnant women in Cameroon, the entries that won the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest illuminate the complex challenges facing communities and health-care providers around the world.

More than 150 journalists submitted stories for the contest, which is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The six winners will participate in a 10-day study tour of the United States this fall.

Jul 282015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Mapping Deforestation in the Amazon, Upcoming African Datacamps

Each week as part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field.

Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.

Jul 162015

How An Indian Newspaper Found Breaking Stories Before They Hit The Wire

In February this year, an express train crash near Bangalore killed 10 passengers and injured over 150 others. News alerts from national publishers and broadcasters began trickling in as text-only tweets a few minutes before 9 a.m. IST.

But these weren’t the first tweets about the accident. Local users had already been posting details and images from the site for more than an hour and a half.

Global Health Reporting Webinar

Journalists interested in ICFJ’s 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest are invited to participate in a webinar featuring discussions with winners from the 2014 program, a senior health journalist and ICFJ staff.

The webinar will feature advice from the speakers on developing health stories, engaging audiences and applying to the contest.

Feb 122015

How Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi is Transforming Newsrooms in India

Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi has worn a lot of hats throughout his journalism career.

He’s been a copy editor, tried every medium from broadcast to print to online and even taught the next class of journalists as a professor. Throughout his career, Hadi has worked with the editorial and business sides of news production and alongside interns, reporters, editors and upper management.

His wide-ranging knowledge of media will help him face his next challenge.