Gender

Story contest winners highlight minority women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Minority women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and it’s about time. Women-owned businesses increased by 27% and minority-owned businesses increased by 38% between 2007 and 2012, according to 2012 U.S. Census Data.

Dec 82015

Weak Health Systems, Poor Communications Were Lethal Combo During Ebola Crisis

A deadly mix of poor health services and communication failures fueled the Ebola epidemic that claimed more than 11,200 lives in West Africa, according to an ICFJ panel of journalists and health researchers who witnessed the disease’s devastation first-hand. But the panel of experts noted that there are promising signs that the global community could be better prepared to handle the next outbreak.

Lynsey Addario is an award-winning American photojournalist whose searing images of refugees and life in the midst of conflict have helped put a human face on war. Her photographs from Afghanistan to Iraq to South Sudan have appeared regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic and Time Magazine. Last year, American Photo Magazine named her one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years.

Priyanka Dubey is an intrepid investigative reporter who has turned a spotlight on issues such as human trafficking and gender violence in her native India. She has traveled across the country, often at great personal risk, breaking major stories about rapes, kidnappings, and gender discrimination.

The Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ)

Professional journalists participate in a short TV documentary production module at the CEJ in Karachi.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), have established the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan. The CEJ serves as a hub for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals from all parts of the country. It also welcomes journalists from around the world to participate in its programs.

Pakistan: Driving citizen engagement and collaboration on open data

Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian launched a series of flagship projects to spark data journalism and citizen engagement through open data in Pakistan. To foster a community of collaboration among journalists and technologists, she launched Hacks/Hackers Pakistan. She also held key events to kickstart data-driven projects, including Pakistan’s first data bootcamp in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Journalism and Code for Africa.

Jul 32014

ICFJ Participant Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award for Report on Human Trafficking

For his investigation into the sex trade along the United States’ Eastern seaboard, ICFJ Reporting Fellow Phillip Martin and the WGBH News team won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in electronic journalism.

Featuring interviews with victims detailing their experiences and state officials describing their efforts to prevent the practices, “Underground Trade: From Boston to Bangkok” uncovers the workings of East Coast-based human trafficking networks and their connections to Southeast Asia.

Apr 222014

The Art of Managing Interactive Journalism Projects

An attractive, informative infographic or other interactive product can be the satisfying end result of a digital team's hard work.

But former Guardian interactive designer Mariana Santos says the process of getting there is just as important.

“For a team, it’s as much about the trip as it is about arriving,” says Santos, an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow.