Saudi Arabia

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media

Nearly 250 journalists from the Middle East and North Africa learned to use digital tools for public-service journalism in a four-year program.

The Professional Fellows program is open for professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital media entrepreneurs and technologists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The accepted fellows will be asked to create media business models that harness the power of digital tools to generate sustainable new revenue. They will be matched with expert U.S.

Electronic Journalism and International Editing Standards

Photo by Hoda Osman

Participants also learned how to write and adapt stories for news Web sites examined and compared news Web sites from Arabic-speaking countries and from countries around the world. Photo by Hoda Osman

In cooperation with the Prince Ahmed bin Salman Applied Media Institute, ICFJ conducted its first training courses in Saudi Arabia entitled Electronic Journalism and International Editing Standards.