Dec 92011

Journalists from Chattanooga and Chicago Honored for International Reporting

Two reporters have won awards, named for Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, for outstanding coverage of global stories with important local angles.

Nov 102011

Villagers Become Citizen Journalists in Rural Indonesia

After a two-day workshop I held recently on the basics of citizen journalism, one participant summed up the importance of his new task: "The training taught me how to become a critical person,” said 25-year-old Juliatus, a resident of Sei Enau village.

Nov 22011

ICFJ now accepting applications for 2012 International Reporting Fellowship Program

For a second year, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will offer the “Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists.”

Through this fellowship, journalists of color gain foreign reporting experience and an opportunity to cover important international issues that resonate with their communities.

Applicants must present a project proposal in their application, detailing the reporting project they would be interested in pursuing.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday January 16, 2012.

Scott Wallace expedition

Wallace (right), reporting from the depths of the Amazonian jungle for his new book "The Unconquered"

Oct 262011

ICFJ Fellowship Leads to New Book on Amazon's Hidden Tribes

ICFJ’s Environmental Journalism Fellow Scott Wallace lost 25 pounds exploring the headwaters of the Amazon, but returned with the story of a lifetime.

Knight Fellow Harry Surjadi has vastly increased coverage of stories that affect all Indonesians, and has already forced a local government to address a serious pollution issue.

Joydeep Gupta

Joydeep Gupta

Anil Sinha

Anil Sinha

In India, journalists will be able to have unprecedented resources aimed to improve environmental coverage. Along with Knight Fellow Arul Louis, the New Delhi-based Indo-Asian News Service has developed and launched a post-graduate-level professional school for journalists that focuses on coverage of issues related to poverty and development; and training underprivileged populations to develop community oriented news coverage.