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.

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.

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.

Meet two Russian journalists who participated in ICFJ's "Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program."

Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites young, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Program.” Eleven journalists, who will be selected in competition, will come to the United States for a program from Feb. 9 to 27, 2015.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites early-career, English-speaking journalists from Russia’s regions to take part in the “Russia-U.S.

Global Health Reporting Contest

A mother holds her newborn child in a hospital in Odisha, one of India's poorest states.

This program is no longer active. To apply for the 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest, click here.

Journalists in Brazil, China, India and Russia won a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of four regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of maternal and child health.

Follow the Money

OCCRP reporters helped reveal the fate of millions missing from Russia’s treasury in a famous tax fraud case known as the "Magnitsky Affair."

Putin press conference

Aaron Sharockman of the Tampa Bay Times and Ryan Maye Handy of the The Colorado Springs Gazette attended Russian President Valdmir Putin’s annual press conference on December 20, 2012. Photo courtesy of M. Scott Brauer.