Basic Journalism

Professor Miller teaching Business Journalism in Tsinghua.

Professor Miller, teaching Business Journalism at Tsinghua University, is ranked among the top 15 percent of Tsinghua's 4,000 faculty - the highest category - based on student evaluations.

May 82013

Pakistan's Rural Reporters Use Social Media to Cover the Elections

ICFJ recently conducted a program training rural Pakistani journalists how to cover the country's upcoming general elections with the aim of highlighting issues important to rural citizens. As the country prepares for its first democratic transition of power May 11, the program provided almost 40 rural journalists with mobile devices, their own wireless "hotspots," and taught them to use Facebook and Twitter to cover issues important in their communities.

Burns Fellows Reporting

Burns Fellow Tetiana Anderson reporting from Berlin, 2012.

Apr 302013

ICFJ’s Knight Projects, Partners Are Finalists for Data Journalism Awards

A platform that monitors the fragile Amazon region; a site that illuminates connections among the powerful; and an investigation into corrupt spending practices by Argentina’s Senate are among the outstanding projects of ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows and their partners named finalists for 2013 Data Journalism Awards.

Five projects from ICFJ Knight Fellows and their partners were shortlisted for the awards, which are the only international prizes exclusively for the growing field of data-driven journalism.

Apr 292013

U.S.-German Exchange Cultivates the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents

Twenty reporters from prestigious media outlets across the U.S. and Germany are the newest participants in an influential exchange program for young journalists, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

Many of this year’s U.S. participants come from leading radio stations across the country. Also represented are Washington news website Politico, VICE Media, and The Washington Times. Their German colleagues hail from top news organizations such as N24 TV, Die Zeit and Der Spiegel newspapers.

The Fellows will come to Washington, D.C.

Apr 262013

Investigative Reporting Network Follows the Money—And Strikes Gold

Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky may not have died in vain.

ICFJ’s Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is helping reveal the fate of millions missing from Russia’s treasury—money that Magnitsky contended Russian tax officials stole in a scheme with organized criminals.

OCCRP’s 13 member organizations include investigative reporting centers and news organizations throughout Eastern Europe cooperating to help people in the region understand how organized crime and corruption affect them.

Apr 262013

How Health Coverage Went From Second-Rate to Top-Tier in Mozambique

When Mercedes Sayagues arrived in Mozambique three years ago to begin work as a Knight International Journalism Fellow, health news was consigned to the back pages, health stories were based on news releases, and health assignments went to the least experienced reporters.

Apr 102013

Open Data’s Role in the Peaceful Transition of Power in Kenya

“Kenya’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been inaugurated in a peaceful transition of power after fears that a close election result and contested court case might lead to violence,” writes Alex Plough of Thomson Reuters AlertNet.

“One group in particular will feel they played a part; a small team of software developers and activists called Code4Kenya. Their web application, GotToVote!, helped Kenyans to register at polling booths, send peace messages and report electoral fraud.


Knight Fellow Harry Surjadi created RuaiSMS, a citizen journalist-based communication network that ensures rural areas of Indonesia are covered by mainstream media.