Basic Journalism

Jun 52015

Twenty-two outstanding reporters selected for 2015 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

Washington, DC – Twelve German journalists, eight reporters from the U.S. and two media professionals from Canada have been selected for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

The prestigious program, now in its 28th year, offers highly skilled journalists from both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to travel and report from each other’s countries. Through this exchange, participants learn and share professional skills with one another, and gain experience working abroad as “foreign correspondents” for their home news organizations.

ICFJ Workshops for Pakistani News Media Leaders

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has partnered with the University of the Punjab in Lahore on a new hands-on program designed for Pakistani media leaders.

Launched in early 2015, the series of three-day workshops target management issues. The sessions tackle decision-making, investigative journalism, journalists’ safety, media law and digital news production. The first three workshops drew 60 Pakistani media executives from news outlets such as AAJ, ARY, Dawn, Dunya, Express and GEO. Two U.S.

Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2015

The six 2015 Back in the Newsroom fellows at ICFJ's office.

Building on the success of the 2014 program, ICFJ will host a new round of Back in the Newsroom Fellowships in 2015. In its first year, the program placed five journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in cutting-edge newsrooms for the summer. This gave the fellows first-hand exposure to the latest thinking on content creation and delivery – information and skills they are using to revise their curricula and teaching methods to help students get internships and jobs.

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

News Corp Media Fellowship for Russian Journalists

Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two Russian journalists to London, to spend 28 days at The Times of London and at The Wall Street Journal London Bureau.

To complement the four-week program, ICFJ will design a three-day orientation in London, which will prepare the fellows for their time in the newsrooms. During the program they will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues, experiencing how the newsrooms operate and the digital transformations affecting journalism.

Mar 162015

ICFJ offers six-week online course for Pakistani journalists on “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age”

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites Pakistani journalists with three to 10 years of professional journalism experience to apply for a six-week online course, “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age,” which will be held from April 8 to May 20, 2015. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 5, 2015.

During the six-week course, participants will learn to produce multimedia content, write and blog for the web, and effectively and ethically manage online communities that attract constructive, responsible dialogue with their audiences.

Feb 202015

Knight's Ibargüen: 'If you care about journalism, you have to care about technology'

Radical changes introduced by the digital age have created exciting possibilities for journalism to inform and illuminate the public, said Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In accepting the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions from the National Press Foundation, Ibargüen emphasized the importance of maintaining core journalistic values while embracing the changes brought on by the technology revolution.

Feb 122015

How Knight Fellow Nasr ul Hadi is Transforming Newsrooms in India

Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi has worn a lot of hats throughout his journalism career.

He’s been a copy editor, tried every medium from broadcast to print to online and even taught the next class of journalists as a professor. Throughout his career, Hadi has worked with the editorial and business sides of news production and alongside interns, reporters, editors and upper management.

His wide-ranging knowledge of media will help him face his next challenge.