Serbian Media Managers Professional Development Program

ICFJ conducted a U.S.-based professional development program for six media managers from Serbia, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through Support for East European Democracy (SEED) assistance to Serbia

The program is designed to explain the principles and practices of U.S. media industry that help the press retain its freedom and economic viability through observing how U.S.

Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for Journalists from Ghana

Samuel Kwaku Agyemang of Metropolitan Television (Metro TV) in Accra participated in the 2011 Unilever Journalism Exchange Program for journalists from Ghana. Agyemang was named the Best Journalist of the Year in Ghana in 2009.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Spurring Innovation and Experimentation in Newsrooms

Justin Arenstein is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who is helping the African Media Initiative (AMI) to establish a digital innovation program that supports experimentation in newsrooms across Africa. AMI, the continent's largest association of media owners and executives, is working with more than 600 of the most influential media companies in both northern and sub-Saharan Africa.

2009 Professional Development Program for Serbian Editors and Media Managers

2009 Professional Development Program for Serbian Editors

May 25 - June 4, 2009

The International Center for Journalists administered a ten-day professional development program for a group of senior Serbian editors.

Visiting journalists had the unique opportunity to meet with media professionals in the U.S. and participate in in-depth workshops.

Persian: Business and Economic Reporting Modules

ICFJ developed four training modules on business and economic reporting in Persian via IJNet. These self-study courses engaged participants in interactive learning activities at their own convenience. The first module, "An Introduction to Business Reporting and Writing" was launched in May 2008. ICFJ also launched a second online business and economic reporting courses in Persian.

Personal Finance Reporting: An Online Guide to Connecting with Hispanic Audiences

Improving Personal Finance Literacy in Hispanic Communities: A Training Program for Latino Journalists


The Hispanic Personal Finance Reporting Program of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) provided hands-on training to Latino journalists working at Spanish-and English-language news organizations in the United States. Between 10 and 15 journalists from print, radio, television and on-line media outlets participated in a two-day workshop.

Escucha! Taking Community Radio Digital in the Americas

The International Center for Journalists aims to build stronger and better-informed communities of Latin American immigrants by creating a corps of community radio reporters and citizen journalists who will develop and share higher-quality multimedia programming across stations and borders.

McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Reporting Online Courses

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has offered two online courses in English and Spanish on covering personal finance for Hispanic journalists and US journalists covering finance issues for minority and immigrant communities. These courses started on July 1 and will end on August 18.

The courses were open to Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists from ethnic media.

Serbia: Building a Business Journalism Dynamo in the Balkans

Miodrag Savic turned the leading independent news agency in Serbia into a business-reporting powerhouse in the Balkans. He introduced many new innovations that have strengthened the agency editorially and financially.

Savic developed teams of aggressive beat reporters and created the first Serbo-Croatian manual of business terminology for them. He launched the country’s only Web site that solicits news tips from citizens across the region. He convinced the agency’s management to institute weekly quality reviews to make sure the editorial staff maintains the high standards set during the fellowship. He also created a mobile news delivery service to inform clients of stories breaking on the wire. This helped attract new business.

Savic, former Belgrade bureau chief for The Associated Press, helped Beta’s reporters to break away from a tradition of accepting official information at face value. That alone has had huge impact. Reporters double checked government-issued statistics showing the country emerging from recession only to discover that the government was using a new method to analyze data that skewed the results. When the reporters reassessed the data comparing apples to apples, they determined that the economy was still in dire straits. Bureau reporters he trained uncovered an increase in injuries on construction sites because of unqualified day laborers. In response, officials announced they would double inspections of construction sites.

World Affairs Journalism Fellowships

The World Affairs Journalism Fellowships are intended for experienced journalists and editors from America's community-based media outlets. The goal is to give them an opportunity to establish the connections between local-regional issues and what is happening abroad.