Basic Journalism

Feb 42015

Periodistas en Riesgo Site Provides Safety Resources for Mexican Reporters

The name of Moisés Sánchez has been all over the news in Mexico the past few weeks, after his kidnapping in the state of Veracruz.

Rahma Hacks/Hackers

ICFJ Knight Fellow Rahma Mian hosts the first Hacks/Hackers Pakistan meeting. Photo courtesy of Rahma Mian

Salopek

Salopek is on a seven-year trek to trace 'human restlessness.' Photo credit: Deniz Kilic

Jan 152015

Knight Fellow Rahma Mian on the Rapidly Changing Media in Pakistan

Media development consultant and ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian is creating a citizen-engagement lab in Pakistan to support data-driven media projects.

Jan 152015

How Nigerian Journalists Use Design Thinking to Understand Their Audience

The way we told stories in the past doesn’t always work today.

Traditionally, editors and reporters would think of stories they believed the audience needed, and then deliver those stories as best they could. But in our increasingly mobile and wired world, audiences change quickly. How can an editor be confident that a story that seems important to the audience really is?

The short answer: By getting to know the audience so deeply that their needs are revealed. If that sounds impossible, take heart.

Jan 82015

We Will Not Be Silenced

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is outraged and saddened by the gruesome attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were murdered and others injured in the magazine's offices in Paris by masked terrorists.

"We exist to expose acts of barbarism—and it's terrifying when the press is the target of such acts," said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan.

India: Improving News Technologies and Access to Information

Knight International Journalism Fellow Nasr ul Hadi works with media organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information in the region.

Hadi will help English- and Hindi-language newsrooms in India adopt a “digital supply chain” to integrate technology into all stages of news production – from collecting, verifying and analyzing data and other information to packaging, distribution and audience engagement.

Katherine Iorio

Photo courtesy of Katherine Iorio.

Dec 312014

ICFJ VP of Programs on Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists, State of Free Press in Egypt

During a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, ICFJ Vice President of Programs Patrick Butler emphasized the importance of freedom of the press in Egypt and around the world.

Al Jazeera’s Bahar Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2013 after interviewing members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition group banned in Egypt shortly after Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s takeover.

Dec 302014

ICFJ VP of Programs Discusses Pros and Cons of New Technologies at VOA Urdu Town Hall

ICFJ’s Vice President of Programs, Patrick Butler, recently participated in Voice of America Urdu’s first Student Town Hall panel discussion, where he emphasized the importance of new and emerging journalism technologies but also stressed the value of traditional reporting practices.

The Town Hall discussion, “Digital Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place on Nov. 19 and featured several other media leaders from both the U.S.