Basic Journalism

Feb 212013

Pakistani Journalists Highlight Impact of ICFJ Program at Alumni Summit

ISLAMABAD - Almost 80 participants in ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism Program gathered in Islamabad in February to share how this initiative has transformed their work, their media organizations and their perceptions of the United States.

Journalists from megacities Lahore and Karachi and from remote areas such as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan said that spending nearly a month working with American counterparts in U.S.

Pakistan: Introducing Immersive, Data-Driven Storytelling and Launching News Innovation Teams

Shaheryar Popalzai is an ICFJ Knight Fellow transforming the way Pakistani newsrooms use the latest technologies to make their reporting more immersive and engaging, and building teams that can sustain that innovation. He has helped major newsrooms pioneer the use of 360͒ video and Facebook Live, and produce data-driven stories that have garnered international recognition.

Popalzai started his fellowship working with The Express Tribune to help them reboot their Labs team with the goal of being an innovation engine for the news organization.

Jul 272017

German Reporting Exchange Program Hits a 30-Year Milestone

CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen has crisscrossed the world covering breaking news for the network. Looking back, he credits the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, a reporting exchange program for German, U.S. and Canadian journalists, with launching his path.

“The fellowship made my subsequent career," said Pleitgen, who was placed at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta as a Burns Fellow in 2005.

2017 First Hundred Days Reporting Program

Since President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office, both U.S. and international journalists have been eager to report on his first days in the White House and his plans to deliver on his campaign promises. Trump's first few weeks were filled with executive orders, controversial confirmation hearings, and a focus on keeping jobs in the U.S.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with support from U.S. Embassy posts around the globe brought 12 international journalists to cover the first hundred days of Donald Trump’s administration for their U.S.

Back In The Newsroom 2017

ICFJ launched the Back in the Newsroom program in collaboration with the Gannett Foundation and Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication. An incubator for young journalistic talent, the program aims to improve newsroom diversity through partnerships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Global Business Journalism Master’s Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

The global economic order is rapidly changing, and China, with the world’s second-largest economy, is becoming an increasingly important player. As U.S. international policy shifts under a new administration, China is aggressively seeking to bolster its leadership role in the world’s interconnected global economy on trade and other business issues.

A Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists – Round Two

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invited young journalists from Russia to take part in the “Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists – Round Two” exchange program. Thirteen journalists, who were selected in competition, came to the United States for a program from Tuesday, June 6, to Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

The program was supported with a grant to ICFJ from the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Public Affairs Section (PAS).

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Earlier this year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

Story contest winners highlight minority women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Minority women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and it’s about time. Women-owned businesses increased by 27% and minority-owned businesses increased by 38% between 2007 and 2012, according to 2012 U.S. Census Data.

Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System

“Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System” is a reporting tour for ten journalists selected from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The project will take place in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia; Richmond, VA, and Detroit, MI.

British journalists in Washington, D.C., to cover the 2012 Presidential Election.

The participants will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. electoral process, current issues and candidates through meetings, site visits and public and political events as well as reporting opportunities.