Senegal elections protestors flame

Demonstrators build a fire in Dakar's city center amid hundreds of stones that protestors had thrown at police using teargas. Photo by Mamadou Gomis.

Feb 282012

China’s Business Journalism Education Program to Expand at Tsinghua University

Knight Foundation support helps increase student body, deepen curriculum

WASHINGTON – The International Center for Journalists is expanding its pioneering Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

A $125,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the nation’s leading journalism funder, will help the center expand the program’s student body, deepen its curriculum and create new partnerships.

Feb 62012

UNESCO Highlights ICFJ's Media Sustainability Work in Liberia

Knight International Journalism Fellow Luisa Handem Piette, working with UNESCO, her partner in Liberia, held a workshop to help media managers turn their news organizations into thriving, sustainable businesses.

Dec 62011

$1 Million Fund Seeds New Media Innovations in Africa

I’ve crisscrossed the African continent over the past five months, clocking more than 27,000 miles as I’ve helped newsrooms come to grips with the new digital era. And wherever I go, I meet two to three journalists per day who think they have a solution to the malaise that paralyzes much of the continent’s traditional media.

Nov 222011

Reporters Win Awards for Raising Financial Literacy in Minority Communities

Three journalists have won awards for in-depth stories that have improved the financial literacy of minorities across the United States. The award winners were among 42 reporters who participated in a 12-week program administered by ICFJ and funded by The McGraw-Hill Companies on personal finance reporting.

Heather Scofield, staff writer at The Durango Herald, won first place for her front-page articles on immigrants slipping through cracks in the country’s health system.

mcgraw-hill photo

A still from Yezmin Thomas's multimedia story on migrant workers in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oct 52011

Bring It On: Tackling The Challenge of Sustainable Development Journalism in Africa

As Knight International Journalism Fellow Joseph Warungu launches a new network of journalists to report on development in Africa, the graveyard of those who’ve fought the same battle before him offers both warnings and lessons to be learned.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Develop New Business Models

Knight International Journalism Fellow Meredith Beal is a media entrepreneur who is working with members of the African Media Initiative (AMI) to develop effective business models, improve management structures, and create new revenue streams to support quality news coverage. AMI is a pan-African organization of media owners and operators.

Beal is mentoring a half dozen African media organizations, helping them to monetize mobile and online news services and creating models that can be replicated by other organizations.

Knight Fellow Meredith Beal is working with the African Media Initiative, the only group of media owners on the continent, to find new revenue streams.

Trainer Xavier Serbia sits down with Jorge Gestoso to discuss the significance of personal finance knowledge within the Hispanic and ethnic communities. Serbia expresses not only how imperative it is for these communities to become educated on the subject, but also expresses how the need for training journalists to report these stories is even more important. He states how beneficial and innovative personal finance courses (in English and Spanish) conducted by the International Center for Journalists, in conjunction with McGraw-Hill, have been to these communities.