Basic Journalism

Apr 92014

InfoAmazonia Will Crowdsource Environmental News

Environmental journalism site InfoAmazonia, which pioneered using satellite data for reporting, is adding a new source to its coverage: observations from the ground.

The site will gather and share information from people living and working in the Amazon, including “indigenous communities, researchers, NGOs, students and engaged citizens acting on social media,” said data journalist Gustavo Faleiros, who founded the site.

Apr 82014

Cutting-Edge Journalism Curricula Start with Tech-Savvy Teachers

The basic tenets of journalism aren’t changing--but the tools available to reporters certainly are.

Technology is advancing rapidly, especially in the field of journalism. So how are students supposed to keep up with the latest trends when their professors have not set foot in a newsroom in years?

Apr 22014

News Corp to Provide Immersive Fellowships for Mexican Journalists

Washington, D.C. – In its first initiative with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), News Corp will open The Wall Street Journal newsroom and resources to five Mexican journalists for an immersive, month-long summer fellowship.

The News Corp Fellows will have the opportunity to focus on access to information, freedom of expression and digital technology at a leading global business news outlet.

Journalists from a wide range of Mexican news organizations will experience firsthand the workings of a fast-paced digital news operation.

Apr 12014

African Storytelling Challenge Panelist Shares Tips for "Disruptive" Business Reporting

In his two decades as a journalist in Kenya, Wallace Kantai has reported top business news for all of Kenya’s leading newspapers, and interviewed some of the world's most high-profile business leaders and policymakers.

Aspiring business reporters might imagine he shows up for interviews armed with statistics and questions, but his advice is the opposite: show up without notes.

Mar 272014

News Contest Launched to Engage Citizens on Health

Nigerian journalists and media organizations can win cash, mentoring and in-house technical assistance through a new story competition aimed at amplifying citizen voices on vital health issues.

Winners of the Hala Nigeria Story Challenge will receive prizes up to $1,000 and a chance to attend an exclusive EditorsLab with a faculty of international experts.

Back In The Newsroom Fellowship 2014

The Back In the Newsroom Fellowship will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

Back In The Newsroom is a fellowship program that brings five professors from historically black colleges and universities to spend a summer working in digitally advanced U.S. news organizations. This “internship” will help journalism educators see firsthand the new skills needed for students to succeed in today’s newsrooms.

The fellows will update their digital skills, develop cutting-edge curricula and strengthen relations between these newsrooms and their schools. The program will help improve diversity at leading U.S.

Mar 132014

Raising Financial Literacy Through Data Journalism

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf, has been hotly debated for environmental and economic reasons. But the social cost on Native American communities has been overlooked—until now.

Reporter Mary Annette Pember’s story, “Will Keystone XL Pipeline Pump Sexual Violence Into South Dakota?” is just one of hundreds by journalists in an International Center for Journalists program that aims to bring coverage of important financial topics to minority communities.

Taller en línea de Producción Periodística (2014)

El International Center for Journalists en alianza con CONNECTAS lanzó el segundo curso en línea que se enfocaba en técnicas de investigación, el uso de herramientas digitales, el periodismo de datos y protocolos de seguridad física y cibernética. El curso estaba disponible sólo para periodistas que residan en Ecuador, México, Nicaragua y Paraguay.

El componente académico de la actividad era de cinco semanas, iniciando el 6 de octubre y finalizando el 7 de noviembre de 2014.

Joyce on Al Jazeera

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan called for governments to “step up and speak out” against the arrest of Al Jazeera reporters in Egypt.