Basic Journalism

Argentina: Launch an Innovation Challenge to Promote the Development of Digital Media in Latin America

Knight International Journalism Fellow Mariano Blejman is creating the first news innovation contest in Latin America. Modeled on the African News Innovation Challenge, the contest will spur new technology that improves access to quality news and information. Blejman is upgrading the Hacks/Hackers network by running data boot camps and hackathons.

Pilirani Phiri

ICFJ brought Malawi broadcaster Pilirani Phiri to New Hampshire to cover the 2012 U.S. presidential election. He brought back the concept that a president should answer to the public, and he landed the first live presidential interview in his country.