Investigative

Oct 192017

Cross-Border, Collaborative Investigations Tackle Hot-Button Issues in Latin America

A pioneering, ICFJ-supported investigation across three countries has revealed the violence and rampant discrimination compelling transgender women to flee their homes in Central America’s notorious Northern Triangle region.

The award-winning series – a three-month investigation by Maria Cidón, Priscila Hernández, and Prometeo Lucero – was part of ICFJ’s Investigative Reporting Initiative for the Americas (IRIA).

Feb 102017

Latin American Journalists Turn 'Pipe Dreams into Innovative Digital Projects'

"Astonished." That's how Guatemalan reporter Edna Rheiner felt while visiting top U.S. newsrooms to talk with outstanding reporters about their cutting-edge projects.

It wasn't simply that their work was impressive. She was thrilled that U.S. journalists took the time to share what they are working on, she told Núria Saldanha in this video.

Jan 122017

Why publishing more open data isn’t enough to empower citizens

When I attended the International Open Data Conference last October in Madrid, there was plenty of talk about whether open data has failed to live up to its promise. Has open data really increased transparency, improved government efficiency, brought about world peace, ended world hunger?

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Earlier this year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.

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.

Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System

“Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System” is a reporting tour for ten journalists selected from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The project will take place in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia; Richmond, VA, and Detroit, MI.

British journalists in Washington, D.C., to cover the 2012 Presidential Election.

The participants will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. electoral process, current issues and candidates through meetings, site visits and public and political events as well as reporting opportunities.

Improving Data-Journalism Skills in Morocco

In October 2016, the International Center for Journalists, in partnership with Code for Africa, will bring together 75 journalists, editors, technologists, civic watchdogs and digital designers in Casablanca, Morocco, for an intensive, three-day data boot camp.

Modeled on previous ICFJ and Code for Africa data boot camps, this program will give citizen journalists, media professionals and civil-society activists strategies and tools to access data.

Jul 52016

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Fellows Host "Steal My Tool" Event at IRE

As part of the Knight International Media Innovators blog, the ICFJ Knight team will round up stories focused on how their fellows are making an impact in the field. Find out more about the fellows' projects by clicking here.